The potato is one of the most versatile and popular vegetables. This tuber is a staple in kitchens around the world. Get the coloring pictures of potato on this page.
The potato is an edible tuber native to the mountainous regions of the Andes in South America. The plant has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years, since the time of the Inca empire.
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Today, the potato is an international staple, ranking as the fourth most distributed food crop in the world after maize, wheat, and rice.
The classification of the different varieties of potatoes takes into account a variety of factors. They are the tuber’s characteristics, the plant, resistance to diseases, or the length of the growing cycle.
The potato is a tuberous plant that can reach a height of up to one meter. Humans consume underground tuber, which is composed of several nutrients essential for the well-being of the body.
It has leaves with up to nine spear-shaped leaflets. The root is fibrous, thin, elongated, and branched. The stem, on the other hand, is thick, angular, robust, and aerial.
At first, it grows upright, and then it spreads out towards the ground. It is “born” in the bud of the tuber with a height of between 0.5 and 1 meter.
From the rhizomes sprout tubers that are oval or rounded, and are composed of a parenchymal tissue, where the starch is agglomerated.
At the end of the stem, cymose inflorescences with a white, violet, or pink rotated carol arise. However, the potato is a self-pollinating plant, with constant states of andro sterility.
Although the tuber species vary, it consists of approximately 75% water, 2% nitrogenous substances, 0.15% lipids, 20% starch, and 1% cellulose.
It is composed of variable amounts of proteins, minerals. Potato contains several vitamins, including vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, and niacin.
Among the various minerals found in potatoes, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium are worth mentioning because of their importance in human nutrition.
Because it is low in sodium, potatoes are generally suggested for diets that are low in sodium.