Pakistan is blessed with vast agricultural resources on account of its fertile land, well-irrigated plains, extremes of weather, and centuries old tradition of farming. It is because of its central importance in the economy that the Government has identified agriculture as one of the four major drivers of growth.
Pakistan annually produces about 2 million tons of potatoes. Though varying from year to year, area and production of potatoes in Pakistan have exhibited an increasing trend over the past 10 years.
Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year.
The potato belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family whose other members include tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tomatillos. They are the swollen portion of the underground stem which is called a tuber and is designed to provide food for the green leafy portion of the plant. If allowed to flower and fruit, the potato plant will bear an inedible fruit resembling a tomato.
There are about 100 varieties of edible potatoes. They range in size, shape, color, starch content and flavor. They are often classified as either mature potatoes (the large potatoes that we are generally familiar with) and new potatoes (those that are harvested before maturity and are of a much smaller size).
The skin of potatoes is generally brown, red or yellow, and may be smooth or rough, while the flesh is yellow or white. There are also other varieties available that feature purple-grey skin and a beautiful deep violet flesh.
As potatoes have a neutral starchy flavor, they serve as a good complement to many meals. Their texture varies slightly depending upon their preparation, but it can be generally described as rich and creamy.
Potato is one of the main crops of our home land as well as among the main exportable horticulture commodities from the country. Therefore, development of Potato crop will improve farm incomes and foreign exchange earnings. Potato can be shipped by sea. This allow to minimize the price of the vegetable. Potato is packed in nylon/pp bags with different sizes according to the demand.
(Mesh Bag, Jute Bag)/As per requirement
Delivery Detail: Within 10 days
|Nutritional Information||% Recommended Daily|
|100 Calories||45% Vitamin C|
|0g Fat||21% Potassium|
|26g Carbohydrate||10% Vitamin B|
|3g Fibre||6% Iron|
Yes, a potato is like a giant vitamin, with no fat or cholesterol and minimal sodium. What it does have is natural fiber, vitamins and minerals, and superb flavor. An average potato has three grams of protein, nearly equivalent to half a glass of milk.