Is a potato a vegetable?

Yes, the potato is a considered a root vegetable.
+ 74 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!
In Sides

Savory Sides: Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables, Southern-Style

Whether you are reaping the rewards of your own garden or enjoying the bounty of local harvests, there is no better way to celebrate the summer season that to enjoy the season (MORE)

Living With Diabetes: The Best Starchy Vegetables to Eat Regularly

When living with diabetes, it is important to eat at least one starch during each meal. These are a good source of healthy starch for diabetics. Need to know the best starchy (MORE)

Harvesting Potatoes: Tips for Getting the Most from Your Crop

Growing potatoes can be a rewarding venture. This hearty vegetable is a nutritious, versatile, and inexpensive addition to your diet. When harvesting potatoes, you want to mak (MORE)

Tips for Cooking Potatoes Southern Style

Potatoes are a staple food in the American diet. This tuberous vegetable appears on the plate with many main dishes. Potatoes, part of the nightshade family, are best eaten co (MORE)

The Many Facets of Potato Nutrition

Food composition is an important component of the American lifestyle. When you are grocery shopping it's easy to pick up a package and read the list of ingredients. But you ca (MORE)

What is potato a fruit or vegetable?

The potato is definatly not a fruit because it is not derived form the ovule of a plant. It is infact a root. The definition of a vegetable is any edibal part of a plant there (MORE)

Are potatoes a vegetable or fruit?

Neither, potatoes belong to a group of plants known as the Solanaceae family. The family includes Datura (Jimson weed), mandrake, deadly nightshade (belladonna), capsicum (pap (MORE)

Are sweet potatoes a vegetable or starch?

  Potatoes are a root vegetable. They are a starchy vegetable. I'm guessing that your question is diet related. So, in a balanced meal, you would not have a starchy vegeta (MORE)

The question and answer are locked and cannot be edited.

Are potatoes vegetables?

Botanically, yes, they are a vegetative plant organ. Potatoes are the tuber (root) of a fruit bearing plant. But nutritionally potatoes are considered a starch/carbohydrate an (MORE)