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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 spred 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) 369g 13oz
Medium (2-1/4″ to 3-1/4″ dia) 213g 7.5oz
Small (1-3/4″ to 2-1/4″ dia) 170g 6oz
Cup, Diced 150g 5.3oz
Potato, Sweet
Large (5-3/4″+ long, 2-1/2″+ dia) 180g 6.3oz
Medium (5″ long, 2″ dia) 114g 4oz
Small (4″ long, 1-3/4″ dia) 60g 2.1oz
1 cup, cubed, raw 133g 4.7oz
1 cup, cubed, cooked 200g 7.1oz
Yam
Cup, Cubes 150g 5.29oz
Mountain Yam (Hawaii)
Yam 420g 14.8oz
Cup, Cubed 68g 4.6oz
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