The Incas, a Native American culture living in the Andes, developed wild potatoes into the kind of potato we eat today. The Spanish explorers brought these potatoes back with them to Spain in the 1500s and soon potatoes were grown throughout the world.
Potatoes originated in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. Can you find the Andes Mountain range?
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