Officially, potatoes are vegetables, not grains. Part of the confusion about what potatoes are stems from the starch content, which rivals that of rice, flour and pasta. More »

The potato is a starchy vegetable. Potatoes originated in the Andes Mountain areas of South America. They were carried around the world by European seafarers. More »

Sweet potatoes, edible roots from the morning glory family, are considered vegetables. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber, have no fat, and are very high in vitamins A and C and potassium. More »

Some foods that contain polysaccharides are beans, legumes, corn, potatoes, grains, cereal, pumpkin seeds and root vegetables. Polysaccharides are a type of carbohydrate that consist of long chains of monosaccharides lin... More »

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Starchy foods include grains (wheat, barley, rice and oats), corn, bread, peas, beans and potatoes. Grains are used to make cereal, pasta and bread, as well as cakes, cookies, biscuits and pie crusts, to name a few. More »

The sprouts, or eyes, of a potato contain solanine, which can be toxic to humans in even small amounts; therefore, potatoes that have sprouted should be discarded and not eaten, as noted by the National Institute of Heal... More »

Some of the foods recommended for good health are vegetables, whole grains, nuts and lean forms of protein such as fish. Meals prepared with whole wheat pasta, beans and healthy oils are also good for health, states the ... More »

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