Random Facts #1: potatoes

The potato is a vegetable from the nightshade family. The potato was first introduced to Europe by the Spanish in the 16th century; however it is believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations. Also raw uncooked potatoes contains the toxin solanine, which is a  glycoalkaloid poison found in the nightshade family within the genus solanum. It has pesticidal properties making it a main defense for plants from insects.

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