The potato belongs botanically the nightshade family and originates from South America.
Where it has been known and cultivated for more than 3000 years.
Especially in Chile, Colombia and Peru.
The potato came to Europe in 1537 with the spanish soldiers,
as Emperor Charles of Spain had sent to explore the New World far away west.
They brought them home together with all the stolen Inca gold.
In the 1600s, during and after the 30 Years War the potato was almost the only crop
as the starving europeans could obtain to eat.
But many wouldn’t eat potatoes and would rather died of hunger.
Later on so the potato have saturated many and still do.
Daily prompt “Sated“.