Potato (Eng.), Aartappel (Afr.)
Potatoes are tuberous plants with edible underground storage organs. They are oval to round or other irregular shapes with a smooth skin. The tubers are pale yellow, creamy whites, purples or pinks and suitable for cooking or crisping. When potatoes are exposed to sunlight the tubers skin turn green and have a toxic substance, Solanine. Potatoes are a staple food in many countries and the forth largest crop grown following after Maize, Rice and Wheat.