From Inca Treasure to Arable Gold.
The Incas already knew that the potatoes growing in the earth were true natural resources and successfully cultivated them. The Spaniards then brought the tasty "gold" back to Europe from their voyages of conquest, where the nutritious nightshade plant quickly became a staple food. Today, there are over 350 different potato varieties in Germany alone. And whether as a spicy gratin, creamy puree or crispy fried: it's hard to imagine our cuisine without this delicious tuber.