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The Rich History Of Potatoes
The Inca Indians at Peru were the first to plant potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C.
Then it was discovered by Spanish conquistadors who conquered Peru then carried it to Europe.
Then before the sixthteenth century families started to plant potatoes along the coast of northern Spain.
But then Sir Walter Raleigh introduced potatoes to Ireland in 1589 on the 40,000 acres of land near a place called Cork.
After that potatoes arrived in the Colonies in 1621, which then spread, because of people hearing about the potato.
Then after it took about four decades before the potato spread through Europe.
After that people started farming potatoes and it started to get popular.
But then in the 1840's disaster struck, a plant disease swept through Europe wiping out potato crops in many countries.
Which was harsh, because many low class people in Ireland ate potatoes, which made people starve.
After the deadly disease left, Ireland the potato populated again and then that is the potato as we know it.
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How Potatoes Are Life
First back in the olden times people used the flowers that blossom from the potato plant was used for cloths design.
Also it is the fifth most important crop on the planet! If that doesn't tell you anything I don't know what does.
It also saved millions of people from starvation, and is used over hundreds upon hundreds of foods. Which I will be listing in a little
Potatoes also produce a lot of income for farmers, and states.
So a little brief summary, potatoes are some of the most important vegetables on the planet because of how much it had a big influenced on the world before, and now.
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The Many Foods That Have Potatoes
The first food is the most popular foods of all time, French fries.
Next is the baked potato, it can have a lot of toppings, and used a lot.
And then there is a not that well known potato dish called Papas Fritas mole poblano, which is ice cream with fries.
One of the other very popular items that is the potato chip, which has various flavors.
And finally the last item, the hash brown they have rice in them, they can be diced, fried, or panned and that is the dishes that have potatoes.
Those are a couple, others like potato salad and smash potato and other foods that have potatoes in them.
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