It’s National Potato Lovers Month
While September may be National Potato month February is National Potato “Lovers” Month, a time for all true spud aficionados to rejoice and indulge in our favorite tuber. Not only is the humble potato versatile and delicious it is also useful (in folk lore) for medicinal purposes. As a matter of fact there is a lot about potatoes that you probably didn’t know.Here are a few factoids.
There are 4 people in the U.S. listed on whitepages.com with the last name ‘Potato’
(Mark Morton, ‘Gastronomica’, Fall 2010)
The average American eats approximately 126 pounds of potatoes each year.
The potato is a relative of tobacco and the tomato.
Potatoes require less water to grow than other staple foods such as wheat, rice and corn.
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The potato is the fourth most important crop in the world after wheat, rice and corn.
Marie Antoinette wife of Louis XV was known to wear potato blossoms as a hair decoration.