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The Potato: a Long History to Fit our Contemporary World

Author:
de Ferrière le Vayer, Marc
Source:
Potato research 2017 v.60 no.3-4 pp. 223-235
ISSN:
0014-3065
Subject:
climate, nutritive value, potatoes, staple foods, Andes region, Europe
Abstract:
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.
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6117047