Did you know?
- It was believed that the potato held medicinal qualities and was rubbed on the skin of sick patients.
- Crisps were invented by accident in 1853 when a customer sent his serving of potatoes back to the chef for being cut too thick. Instead the chef cut them extremely thin and fried them in hot oil. Contrary the customer loved them and potato crisps have been popular ever since.
- Potatoes were the first vegetable to be grown in space in 1995 in order to feed astronauts on long space voyages.