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Weight Equivalents: Potatoes

Potatoes originated in the area of southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia.

Potatoes were domesticated approximately 7,000–10,000 years ago, and spread throughout the Americas, then into Europe with the cross ocean trade of European merchant ships .

Approximately 5,000 varieties of potato exist today, with over 3,000 in the Ades region alone.

An interesting note:  Potatoes were responsible for a quarter of the growth in Old World population and urbanization between 1700 and 1900.

How much does a potato weigh?

Potato, White, Russet or Red
Large(3″ to 4-14″ dia)369g13oz
Medium(2-1/4″ to 3-1/4″ dia)213g7.5oz
Small(1-3/4″ to 2-1/4″ dia)170g6oz
Cup, Diced150g5.3oz
Potato, Sweet
Large(5-3/4″+ long, 2-1/2″+ dia)180g6.3oz
Medium(5″ long, 2″ dia)114g4oz
Small(4″ long, 1-3/4″ dia)60g2.1oz
1 cup, cubed, raw133g4.7oz
1 cup, cubed, cooked200g7.1oz
Yam
Cup, Cubes150g5.29oz
Mountain Yam (Hawaii)
Yam420g14.8oz
Cup, Cubed68g4.6oz
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You can learn many ways to cook potatoes and create some amazing dishes.  Learn about tools from the likes of Mo Fellani and others for how to peel, slice, dice and mash them in many great ways.

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