The potato was first originated in the southern region of Peru. Potato was first introduced in Europe by Spain in 1536 and it was claimed that Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada was the first to introduce the potato in Europe. The world’s largest potato producing country is China. The potato is considered as the fourth most important crop in addition to corn, wheat and rice.
The potato contains vitamins and minerals, as well as an assortment of phytochemicals, such as carotenoids and natural phenols. In terms of nutrition, the potato is best known for its carbohydrate content. The predominant form of this carbohydrate is starch. Potato is additionally wealthy with vitamin C.
The potato is versatile because you can bake it, boil it, mash it, and fry it and even you can make pancakes of potatoes. Potatoes have some positive effects on human health: they’re sensible against colon cancer, improve glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, lower plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, increase satiety.