Potatoes! (10 Questions)

Questions

  1. Which country is the largest producer of potatoes in the world?
  2. What is the process called when potatoes turn green due to exposure to light?
  3. What is the name of the potato dish made by slicing potatoes thinly and baking them with cream or milk?
  4. Which type of potato is often considered best for making French fries?
  5. What is the scientific name for potatoes?
  6. Which famous potato dish originated in Peru and typically consists of layers of potatoes and meat?
  7. What is the term for potatoes that have been cooked and mashed with butter and milk or cream?
  8. What is the approximate water content of a typical potato?
  9. What is the name of the disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, historically common among sailors who consumed mostly preserved foods including potatoes?
  10. What is the name of the process of storing potatoes in a cool, dark place to prevent sprouting?

Answers

  1. China is the largest producer of potatoes in the world.
  2. The process when potatoes turn green due to exposure to light is called greening.
  3. The potato dish made by slicing potatoes thinly and baking them with cream or milk is called scalloped potatoes.
  4. Russet potatoes are often considered best for making French fries.
  5. The scientific name for potatoes is Solanum tuberosum.
  6. The famous potato dish originating in Peru, consisting of layers of potatoes and meat, is called “papa a la huancaina.”
  7. The term for potatoes that have been cooked and mashed with butter and milk or cream is mashed potatoes.
  8. The approximate water content of a typical potato is about 80%.
  9. The disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, historically common among sailors who consumed mostly preserved foods including potatoes, is scurvy.
  10. The process of storing potatoes in a cool, dark place to prevent sprouting is called curing or storing in a root cellar.

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