The potato is one of some 150 tuber-bearing species of the genus Solanum (a tuber is the swollen end of an underground stem). The compound leaves are spirally arranged; each leaf is 20–30 cm (about 8–12 inches) long and consists of a terminal leaflet and two to four pairs of leaflets.
- Potatoes are a good source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full longer.
- Fiber can help prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check.
- Potatoes are also full of antioxidants that work to prevent diseases and vitamins that help your body function properly.