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The Potato: a Long History to Fit our Contemporary World
- de Ferrière le Vayer, Marc
- Potato research 2017 v.60 no.3-4 pp. 223-235
- climate, nutritive value, potatoes, staple foods, Andes region, Europe
- Cultivated in the Andes for millennia, the potato saw a slow but continuous diffusion after its arrival in Europe. It was, from this new base, disseminated around the world and became an essential staple food for a growing number of populations. Such success rests on its qualities, adaptation to many climates, large number of varieties and nutritional quality.