New potatoes are biologically the same plant as the ordinary potatoes, they are just harvested before their full maturity. This gives them a tender and sweet taste, and makes them smaller and more manageable in size and appearance. They are therefore suited for more culinary uses.
They are widely made in the US and grown both in small farms and gardens and in commercial setting as well. There’s a variety of different species and breads available.
New Potato Trivia
- The Incas used potatoes to measure time,
- It was first used as a decorative plant
- They are 80 percent water