General information about the potatoes

The potatoes, also known as “geoaples“, are plants which belong to the family of (Solanaceae). They are cultivated due to their edible tubers, which are rich in starch and are consifered to be of high nutritional value.

It is native plant of the highlands in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. These are areas where Indians, Incas, and Aztecs lived. It is transported to the South America and to Spain by Spanish explorers and very quickly was expanded to the whole Europe. Potato is widely-spread in Greece and is part of the basic nutrition of the population.

In our country it is cultivated in almost all the seasons from the southern Crete to Amintaio and Nevrokopi in the north. The planting begins in December in the southern Crete and ends in April in Nevrokopi.

Nutritional elements

*Quantity per 100g

Calories (kcal) 76
Lipid 0.1 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acid 0 g
Monounsaturated fatty acid 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
Potassium 421 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fibers 2.2 g
Sugar 0.8 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 2 IU
Vitamin C 19.7 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 µg
Calcium 12 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Magnesium 23 mg

Potatoes' seasonality

See the seasonality in terms of production and harvest of our potatoes: