the potato was the first food ever to be grown in outer space. Astronauts took potato plants on space shuttle Columbia in 1995 to see if they could grow them in zero gravity. Thankfully for those who can’t live without real potatoes, the experiment was a success
There are only about 100 calories in an 8-ounce baked or boiled potato
Did you know the potato is actually about 80 percent water? Only 20 percent of it is actually a solid. Potatoes can also be quite large, with the world’s largest weighting in over 18 pounds. Plus large potatoes didn’t stop with just the vegetable itself. Pringles also made the world’s largest potato chip. It was produced in Tennessee in 1990, and it measures 23 inches across!
Potatoes are a natural source of vitamins B1, B6 and vitamin C. Compared with pasta and rice, potatoes give you more nutrients for your money!
Brits 3rd largest consumers of potatoes in world, only the Portugese and Irish eat more
Pomme de terre is french for potato, pomme for apple, terre for ground, apple of the ground. Pomme frite is fried apple
During 2ns world war, fish and chips were the only food not rationed.