Potato originates in South America, where Peruvian Inca Indians started to cultivate it around 8,000 B.C. to 5,000 B.C. Later, following the discovery of the modern day America by Christopher Columbus, the Spanish and Portuguese galleons brought the potato over to the Old World. Conquistadors named these white root tubers the batata or patata. Europeans then re-introduced the potato back into the northern part of America in the late 1600s, but surprisingly it only became a popular crop by the middle of the following century due to Scotch-Irish immigrants settling in New England. Now, the potato is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize. It’s boiled, fried, steamed, sautéed, used in pancakes, soups and savoury puddings. Due to this versatility, potatoes are consumed more than any other vegetable in the world. What could be a better start to the day than some healthy homemade deliciousness? So, we strongly recommend you to try our Overnight Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Bacon Casserole recipe to provide a quick energy-boosting breakfast option. The potato is a carbohydrate-rich and low-fat veggie providing you with a high amount of readily digestible energy. The protein in potato is relatively low, however the firm potato tubers are particularly rich in vitamin C, B-vitamins and potassium. But the real vitamin leader in our recipe is spinach being exceptionally high in vitamins A, K and folic acid. Even more, the recent advances in medical nutrition has proved its role as a functional food, meaning the phytochemicals in its content exhibit anti-cancer, weight loss and hypoglycaemic activities. Our savoury potato casserole is guaranteed to apeel to your healthy breakfast wants.
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