Monday, November 26, 2007

No.3 : Potato

Be it spuds or praties, a potato by any other name would taste just as sweet!

Potato Fun Facts:
1) Potatoes are 80% water and 20% solid.

2) The potato, from the American Indian word "Batata", was introduced to Europeans by Spanish conquerors during the late 16th Century.

3) When potatoes are stored in the refrigerator, the taste & texture are affected, its sugar content decreases.

4) In 1952, Mr. Potato Head was born, and was also the first toy to be advertised on television.

5) After potato plants flower, some varieties will produce small green fruits that resemble green cherry tomatoes.

Reference: Tater Act, Wikipedia

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