Irish Potatoes Are A Great Food. 14 Reasons Why Your Body Needs It More

source: healthlifekit
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The Irish potato is a nutrient-dense vegetable that comes in a variety of colors. In the 1800s, the Irish potato was the most common variety of potato grown in Ireland. Potatoes are edible tubers that are available all year. They are relatively inexpensive to grow, are high in nutrients, and can be used to make a tasty treat. Because of the growing interest in low-carb foods, the humble potato has declined in popularity in recent years. The fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals it contains, on the other hand, can help prevent disease and benefit human health. Potatoes were domesticated around 10,000 years ago in the Andes region of South America. In the early sixteenth century, Spanish explorers brought them to Europe. They are now the most important vegetable crop in the United States (U.S.), where the average person consumes 55 pounds (25 kg) of potatoes each year. They are a staple food in many countries worldwide. This MNT Knowledge Center article is part of a series on the health benefits of common foods.

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