Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a plant of the Solanaceae family originating from the South American Andes, where Quechua Indians named it papa. After cereals, potatoes are the most important nutritional plant. The energy value of potatoes is only 86kcal per 100g of a meal (boiled potatoes). In 100 grams of raw potatoes there is 80.96% water, 0.14g fat, 1.89g protein, 15.90g carbohydrates (13.35 g starch, 1g sugar) and 1.7g fiber. Potatoes are a valuable source of vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, thiamine, folate, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and calcium.
The overground of the plant is like a finger fat, greenish, 0.5m tall and square. The leaves are irregular, feathery, divided by egg shaped leaflets. The flowers range from (depending on the variety of potato) white to violet, and are located on long stems. The fruit is a yellowish-white-greenish bean.
It is used in human and livestock nutrition and as an industrial raw material for production of starch, alcohol, potato sweetener etc. The underground tubers are used for nutrition. After the discovery of America, this plant has conquered the world. Towards the end of the 16th century it was brought to Spain, and probably to Ireland and England, from where it spread over the rest of Europe. In Croatia, potatoes were brought by border guards in 1779 and 1780, and since then they have been an indispensable part of the diet of our regions.
At first it was cultivated as a decorative plant, but due to the growing population, wars and hunger it started to be used as an agricultural plant.
In our assortment we offer potatoes for roasting and frying, potatoes for salads and potatoes for cooking, all in various sizes of packaging. The range of our offer can be seen below. Of course, we also offer other types of packaging if needed, according to our customers wishes.