The potato is a nightshade plant that was first popular in America because it is native to this continent and its distribution to the rest of the world does not occur until the arrival of the first European settlers. From potato, we commonly consume the underground modification of the stem, it is known as tubercle and whose function is to store vital nutrients for plant (I do not know if there recipes in some other part of the world that use another part of the plant, if you the reader have prepared or heard of such a dish could you share it?, it would be interesting to see other culinary variables).
Potatoes didn’t always had appreciation as today, at least in Europe, as the inhabitants of this continent took them as an eccentricity of the new world, however the nutritional value of potatoes, preparation and economy in kitchen and great tolerance climates and conditions that are unfavorable for other crops made it universally accepted, so much so that some nations would adopt the potato as their base culture, as was the case in Ireland. Potatoes have not only an interesting and rich history, but also I one of the best sources of potassium better than bananas (medium potato with skin may contribute up to 620 milligrams) can also provide important amounts of vitamin C (which acts as an antioxidant and helps our immune system) and vitamin B6 (which helps the formation of red blood cells and metabolize certain proteins). In addition they are also very tasty, so I hope you enjoy these three recipes:
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