Potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space

By Simple Happy Kitchen news |
September 23, 2017

Potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. Is potato a vegetable? Yes, potato is technically and botanically a vegetable, and now it's also an astro-vegetable!
NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies. If you don't like potatoes, don't visit space!

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Is a potato a vegetable?

Potatoes are definitely vegetables from a botanical perspective. It's an edible root from an annual plant. Vegetables are divided into 5 groups: dark-green vegetables, beans and peas, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, and other vegetables.
How do potatoes fit into all this? Is potato a vegetable? Starch is what potato is!

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