Potatoes are part of the Solanaceae family of nightshade vegetables, and they are formally called Solanum tuberosum. People use potatoes for food and animal feed and in the production of alcoholic beverages and starch. More »

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Whole, natural potatoes are gluten-free and are safe for people who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Every type of potato in the world is naturally gluten-free. More »

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Small sweet potatoes and russet potatoes are part of a healthy diet for diabetics, according to WebMD. Foods that are low in fat and high in fiber are ideal food choices for those with diabetes. More »

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While tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, tomato leaves have actually been found to be edible in small quantities. As of 2014, tomato plants are found on the poisonous list, but there is very little evidence that... More »

The most commonly consumed root vegetables include carrots, beets, garlic, turnips, potatoes, rutabaga, onions and sweet potatoes. Called root vegetables because the part of the plant being eaten is actually the plant's ... More »

Some examples of starchy vegetables include squash, yams, parsnips, potatoes, corn, zucchini and peas. Although some of these are botanically fruits, they are often considered vegetables for culinary and nutritional purp... More »

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Sweet potatoes, which are root vegetables, and yams, which are tubers, are two types of herbaceous perennial vines that come from two different plant families native to different locations. Sweet potatoes and yams differ... More »