October 27 – National Potato Day

 National Potato Day


Food Facts on Potatoes 

  • Potatoes have been popular parts of diets around the world for centuries.
  • Potatoes are used to make baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, home fries, French fries—the list is endless!
  • Potatoes are good for you. They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron.
  • The U.S. harvests more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes each year.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records has the largest potato weighing in at 18 pounds, 4 ounces, not that a big potato!