The humble potato is a tuber originally cultivated in Peru. When prepared potatoes satisfy (almost) all human nutritional needs. The potato was responsible for the health of the Irish population during past centuries. Unfortunately, over reliance on potatoes resulted in widespread famine when potatoes crops failed. There are advocacy groups worldwide that focus on the potato.
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Wikipedia's page on potatoes has a plethora of information on the potato, including its chemistry, history and etymology.
The great famine of Ireland was one of the darkest points in ireland's history.