Growing in Canada By the Canadian
Department of Agriculture
The potato is one of
the important crops in the Canadian agricultural economy. In addition to
being the premier vegetable it ranks fifth among the field crops from
the standpoint of gross farm value. The potato has a wide adaptation and
succeeds well in most areas of Canada. It is grown on more farms and in
more gardens than any other single agricultural plant, reaching its
greatest importance in the Maritime Provinces where it provides a large
part of the total agricultural revenue.
In Canada potatoes are
used chiefly for human consumption. They are an economical food and an
excellent source of carbohydrates but have a relatively low content of
calcium and Vitamin A. When used with foods rich in protein, such as
meat, milk, cheese, fish, and eggs, they form an important part of the
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