We found two varieties of potato firm: the white, bright white-colored flesh and red, yellow inside and red skin-garnet. Both varieties have thin skin and creamy flesh is very rich in flavors. It has many eyes on the skin, a characteristic of this fruit. The potato buffet is a late variety that, with limited production, not much longer marketing season. Its creaminess makes it suitable for all types of purees , soups and puddings, but also to eat boiled with other vegetables or salad.
Tubercle irregularly shaped, usually rounded and elongated. It is the food most consumed worldwide.
Scientific Family: Solanaceae
Varieties: Baraka, Bintje, Desiree, Jæren, Kennebeck, Monalisa, Red Pontiac, Scort, Spunta
Nutritional value: 86 calories per 100 grams
Grams per serving: 1 medium piece
Features / Benefits: The potato is a food rich in carbohydrates. It also contains vitamins B, C and E, as well as various minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and chlorine on).
Season: All year round (outdoors)
Production areas: The main potato producers are China, Russia, Poland and India. Grown in Spain in Malaga, Valencia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Murcia, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, La Coruña, etc.
Plant Name: patatera
Trivia: The potato has an American origin and were grown and from Chile to New Granada when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the continent. Thus, the potatoes were brought to Europe by Spanish sailors from the late sixteenth and late seventeenth century already had spread throughout Europe and the British Isles.
Preparation and consumption: The best way to consume the potato is boiled, either alone or added butter or oil in small quantities. The fries are the most indigestible. Even children can eat from 10-12 months. Although usually combine potatoes with all kinds of food, should not be so, as with fish, meat and other foods rich in protein, what it does is increase the level of caloric intake disproportionately. Therefore it is advisable to combine with those Foods rich in carbohydrates and low in fat such as vegetables, or eating alone.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry and low light. To get to take more time, it is advisable to put in the fridge at any sign of sprouting.