The potato is a root vegetable native to the Americas, a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum, and the plant itself, a perennial in the family Solanaceae. Wild potato species can be found throughout the Americas, from the United States to southern Chile.
The potato’s fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. Potatoes contain significant amounts of fiber. Fiber helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Storage and Uses:
To store potatoes, first place them in an open bag, basket, or other ventilated container since closed containers make potatoes spoil faster. Then, store the potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place, like a pantry or your basement. Don’t keep raw potatoes in the fridge since the cold temperature can change how they taste.