Potato - History

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Potato - History




Potatoes became part of the staple deit of many nations because it could grow in harsh conditions. In India, it was used to help burns heal.

Potatoes are native to modern day southern Peru. They were introduced outside of that area around 4 centuries ago. Spainsh explores brought it to Europe in the 16th century. It was widely eaten becuse it was easy to grow.

Potatoes entered Africa through the colonist. They started growing them in 1567. Potatoes were first introduced to China in 1644 and soon it traveled to India in 1675.

Today, potatoes are still widely used for food like french fries. It is also used in scientific experiements as plant research. They are also used to brew things like vodka.

Without it, we would not have.............


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