There are about 5,000 potato varieties worldwide – 3000 of them are found in the Andes alone, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia; apart from the 5,000 cultivated varieties, there are about 200 wild species and subspecies, many of which can be cross-bred with cultivated varieties.
Worldwide, 376,875,686 tonnes of potato is produced per year – China is the largest potato producer in the world with 99,122,420 tonnes and India comes second with 43,770,000 tonnes yearly production.
(Ref. healthline.com, Wikipedia, medicalnewstoday.com, atlasbig.com, mayoclinic.org, peacehealth.org & journals.sagepub.com)
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masalahealth.in – October 2021