The potato

The humble potato is one of the most popular, cheap vegetable having higher production rate in comparison to other vegetables. Potato is the king of all vegetables. It has high calorific value.


It is the lifesaving vegetables for poor. It can be cooked with any vegetable to make it tasty. Sometime someone are teased by naming him potato. Many farmers become millionare by doing potato business. Vegetable sellers are getting employment with potato. Poor labour needs only potato with rice to get full energy and satisfaction at lunch time. Potato is counted fourth biggest food crop after Wheat, Rice and Maize.


Potato was first cultivated for food in south region of Peru and extreme Nothwest of Bolvia of South America. Potato came to Europe from Andese of California . It is believed that potato came to India in 17th century through British Raj. As per FAO's 2005 data China is the largest potato producer. India is the 2nd largest potato producer.

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