National Potato Day celebrates a widely-loved and simple vegetable that can be prepared hundreds of ways to look and taste spectacular. Whether chopped into french fries or baked and stuffed with sour cream, butter, chives and bacon bits – the potato is a versatile ingredient. There are over 4,000 varieties that grow wild or are cultivated worldwide. About a dozen types are typically available in grocery stores, varying widely in size and flavor. Although all potatoes contain nutrients, no fat and no cholesteral, sweet potatos contain more vitamins and fiber than other types. So grab some spuds and make your special potato recipe today!
National Potato Day is celebrated anually on August 19th.