If you love french fries, or perfectly baked yams (and who doesn’t?) you’ll be interested to find out which are the countries that produce the most potatoes in the world.
Potatoes are not only tasty vegetable, but also very healthy vegetable. Of course, those health benefits we are talking about, depend on how a potato is prepared. The healthiest way to prepare a potato is simple to bake it in the oven with the skin. That way you’ll save the most of its nutrients, and prepare a potato to have the least calories possible. French fries are the most caloric way to prepare potatoes. So if you don’t want to gain weight – stay from these. If you can.
Potatoes are rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, potassium, vitamin B3, manganese, fiber and many other minerals and vitamins that we need. Regular consumption of potatoes will help us to lower our blood pressure; it will keep our cardiovascular and our nervous system protected. Athletes often consume potatoes, because they help to restore electrolyte balance, and release energy slowly which is good for endurance sports.
If you want to know more about other healthy food and its production be sure not to skip our article on 8 countries that produce the most olives in the world.
In order to find out the countries that produce the most potatoes in the world, we’ve used statistic data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Even though only the statistics from 2013, are available, chances are nothing much has changed since then, because, as we could see from the same source, these countries below were at the top in the previous years, too.