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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A fruit is the part of a plant that develops from the flower and contains the seeds, while a vegetable can be any other part of a plant, such as the leaves, stems or roots. A flower bud may also be considered a vegetable... 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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »