Potatoes were the first food to be grown in space. In 1996, potato plants were taken into space with the space shuttle Columbia.
About 20% of potato nutrition is found in the skin; the majority is in the flesh.
There are more than 600 types of potatoes sold in the United States. Each of those varieties fit into one of the 7 potato type categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite. For more on the different types of potatoes, visit potatogoodness.com.