Potato is a root vegetable native to America. It is a starchy tuber of the plant (Solanum Tuberosum) being a member of the perennial family (a plant that lives more than two years or so). It is very hard to trace the history of potatoes. These are the part of human food since 7000 to 10000 years making them one of the oldest vegetables cultivated on our earth. It is believed that these were introduced in Europe from America in the second half of the 17th century. Ever since the use, as well as the demand for this vital vegetable around the globe, is increasing with each passing day. Interestingly, it is the world’s fourth-largest food crop after maize, wheat, and rice.
Season of Potato:
There are as many as 4000 varieties are cultivated in the world, for instance in the UK solely, 80 varieties are available for commercial purposes. However, its most famous types include Baby Potato, Potato (big), Sweet Potato, and more. Its growth requires a frost-free yet cool temperature. In northern regions, these grow through the summer. Whereas in hot summer southern region they grow in fall, winter, and spring, accordingly. To sum up, cool-season is appropriate for the growth of this vegetable.
Taste and uses of Potato:
Potato being a vegetable can not be eaten raw like most of the other vegetables. A cooked potato has quite a pleasant savory taste. Also when potatoes are stored at low temperature, the starch in them turns into sugar and eventually the taste becomes a bit sweet.
By the way, people like to eat them roasted, grilled, boiled, fried, steamed, and more. Its use in fast food is very much common around the world. You would hardly find a meal in world’s renowned companies like McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, and more not offering French fries or chips along with their meals. Likewise in many popular cuisines mashed or roasted potatoes are served to add value to the dish accordingly. These are also preserved (by freezing for off-season use, etc.) on a commercial basis.
Where can you buy Potato from, while in UAE:
As mentioned above, potato is among the world’s most producing vegetables. Also, you can buy this amazing vegetable within UAE. You just need to contact Freshleaf. Though there are many fruits and vegetable selling companies in Dubai as well as UAE. But, Freshleaf has a competitive advantage over its competition. As Freshleaf is all committed to delivering a complete range of fresh & healthy, fruits and vegetables, those too at the most comparative prices, throughout UAE.