Solanum tuberosum (potato) is an herbaceous annual that grows up to 100 cm tall and produces a tuber, so rich in starch that it ranks as the world’s 4th most important food crop, after maize, wheat and rice.
Potatoes belong to the Solanaceae family of flowering plants. There are at 1,000 other species at this family, including tomato and eggplant.
Below, have a look at starch grains in Solanum tuberosum tuber cells…
Nature is amazing!