Potatoes come from a potato plant; part of the potato plant is above the ground, but the potatoes themselves grow underground. The portion of the plant that is above ground has leaves and flower buds. When a plant has flowered, this is a sign that potatoes are growing underground.Know More
Potatoes grow best in a cool climate. Growers in areas with a hot season can still grow potatoes if they plant them early.
Growers grow potatoes by planting a potato or part of a potato in the ground. A potato has buds or "eyes" all over it that eventually sprout into plants. Once the potato has been planted, the top part of the plant can be seen within a couple weeks.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Potatoes that have green skin spots, are moldy or develop sprouts are potentially bad to eat. While moldy or mushy potatoes should be discarded, it is possible to save a potato with a green skin spot or sprout if this part is completely cut away.Full Answer >
Potatoes reproduce from the eyes that grow out of existing potatoes. A portion of the potato containing the eye is cut off and planted, then the eye produces a new plant and multiple potatoes.Full Answer >
Potatoes can be frozen by following a few handy steps. Prior to freezing, briefly scald the potatoes in hot water or steam. This process, called blanching, preserves the color, flavor and texture of the potato.Full Answer >
One sweet potato has about 24 grams of carbohydrates. Most doctors agree that 15 grams of carbohydrates is a serving, so one sweet potato provides a little less than two servings of carbohydrates, depending on its size.Full Answer >