Where do potatoes come from? South America

By |2018-04-18T09:54:06-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Food, South America|0 Comments

Wild potatoes were much smaller than modern potatoes Potatoes, like other flowering plants, evolved from earlier plants around 350 million years ago. They're related to the poisonous plant nightshade, and also to tobacco, chili peppers, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The leaves of all these plants are poisonous, but you can eat the fruit [...]