Solanum tuberosum

Potatoes are a Native American food first brought to Europe by the Spanish. They became a popular crop in Europe after the famine of the 7 Years War when more traditional crops wouldn't grow. It was after this time that it became known as an Irish food.

Potatoes can be carved into poppets for use in sympathetic magic. Potatoes protective effects are enhanced by seasoning them with onions or chives.

If the skin of your potato is green, peel it off before eating. The green is a sign that toxins have built up in the skin. To prevent this from happening, keep your potatoes out of the light.

Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese

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Protection, compassion, potency, wishing

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