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Introduction :
The word potato may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. The annual diet
of an average global citizen in the first decade of the 21st century, including about 33 kg
of potatoes. 
The cooking method used can significantly impact the nutrient availability of the potato.
Potatoes are not considered by the NHS to count towards the five portions of fruit and
vegetable diet. 
Potatoes are prepared in many ways: skin-on or peeled, whole or cut up, with seasonings
or without. The only requirement involves cooking to swell the starch granules. Most
Potato dishes are served hot, but some are first cooked, then served cold, notably potato
salad and potato chips/crisps.
Common dishes are: mashed potatoes, which are first boiled (usually peeled), and then
mashed with milk or yogurt and butter; whole baked potatoes; boiled or steamed potatoes;
French-fried potatoes or chips; cut into cubes and roasted; scalloped, diced, or sliced
and fried (home fries); grated into small thin strips and fried (hash browns); grated and
formed into dumplings, Rösti or potato pancakes. Unlike many foods, potatoes can also be
easily cooked in a microwave oven and still retain nearly all of their nutritional value,
provided they are covered in ventilated plastic wrap to prevent moisture from escaping;
this method produces a meal very similar to a steamed potato, while retaining the
appearance of a conventionally baked potato. Potato chunks also commonly appear as a stew
Potatoes are boiled between 10 and 25 minutes, depending on size and type, to become soft.