It’s National Potato Day! Potatoes have been popular parts of diets around the world for centuries.
Did you know that more than 45 billion pounds of potatoes are harvested in the U.S. each year? We use them to make baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, home fries, French fries—the list is endless!
Potatoes are not only tasty—they’re good for you! They contain high levels of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, and iron. Today, enjoy potatoes prepared your favorite way to celebrate National Potato Day!
- August 19, 2016 is also National Aviation Day | Snuffleupagus’ Birthday
- August is National Goat Cheese Month | National Peach Month | National Water Quality Month