Potato: a Story of Generosity

Media: Crop Trust

I am fed up with being described as “humble”. I feed more people than any other crop except for wheat and rice, and far more than any other non-cereal. Unlike cereals, I am extremely nutritious, if you treat me right.

A single tuber supples half the vitamin C an adult human needs each day. Plus, I’m high in protein and energy, low in fat, and a rich source of important minerals. OK, I’m also the basis of many highly processed foods that negate some of those benefits, but that’s hardly my fault.