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QUIZ: Are You Really Into Potatoes?

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There is such an unexpected variety in the world of potatoes. Thousands of cultivars belong to Solanum tuberosum, the main species, belonging to a family of 7 or 8 other potato species, and the one that conquered the entire world. Virtually everyone on the planet eats varieties of tuberosum. But how much do you know about our everyday spuds? Give this quiz a try.


#1. Recently, cultivated potato’s (single) origin has been demonstrated. Where exactly in Latin America is it?

#2. Some varieties of potatoes in the Andes are toxic, therefore the locals eat them by dunking in a gravy based on...

#3. Have you any ideea what "chuño" is?

#4. In the 1840s Ireland was struck by the Irish Potato Famine which caused a dramatic increase in emigration from Ireland to America. Back then the potato crops were destroyed by the...

#5. The multinational fast-food chain McDonald's favors this potato cultivar:

#6. If we were to classify the potatoes by their main color we would get...

#7. „New potatoes” are...

#8. And now How to Plant Potatoes 101:

#9. And do you know how potatoes get harvested?

#10. A typical potato is rich în carbs, vitamin C, B6, and Potassium to name a few. Besides, the purple ones are up to 10 times richer then the others în anthocyanins, which are...


Did we whet your appetite? Check our recipes with potatoes. We have a lot of them!

Well, I love to eat! I guess I always did. Tasty foods, traditional foods, fast-foods, healthy foods, and, again, not so healthy ones. You name it. However, in time I kind of built on this habit and, slowly but surely, I began to turn toward the Mediterranean cuisine and, occasionally, even the Mediterranean diet. I am a curious and inquisitive person. So, pretty soon, I started trying to recreate what I’ve tasted or seen. At first, this proved to be hard work for my better half, as she supervised my new experiments. But lately, the results really started to show, so wish me luck!

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