We don’t need a reason to praise potatoes. Mashed, fried, boiled or baked—they make any meal better. But since it’s National Potato Day, let’s take some time to really get to know this versatile tuber.
Here, a few facts you can drop tonight as you sit down to your traditional National Potato Day dinner of fries, baked potatoes and hash browns.
1. Potatoes are old.
Incan farmers in the Andes Mountains were cultivating potatoes way back in 200 BC.