The potato is the most popular vegetable in the world. Although potatoes are full of carbohydrates in the form of starch, they are a great source of potassium and vitamins. Potatoes are also free of fat.
There are more than 100 different varieties of potatoes, including Yukon gold, russet and new potatoes.
Potatoes that have already sprouted or become soft lose their nutritive value and should be avoided. Green potatoes are bitter and should also be avoided. Potatoes should not be stored in airtight bags because they need air, and storing them in a refrigerator makes them taste sweet. It is best to store them in a cool, dry place away from onions.