Best Answer: Yes potatoes are a tuber, i personally dont like potatoes, but do eat sweet potatoes, potatoes are so versatile, u can buy a sack of them and make so many dif dishes, chips, mashed, boiled, baked, to name a few,
Technically, potatoes are actually tubers rather than roots. They are the swollen parts of the stem to which the roots are attached. Nutritionally speaking, potatoes are really very good. According to my dad who is a botanist and former Idaho farm boy, they are the closest thing to a perfect food there is. A person can live longer on just potatoes than he can on any other single food. It was the introduction of potatoes to Europe that helped to stem the cycle of famines that afflicted that region during the Mini-Ice Age. (In fact, the French Revolution might not have happened if the people of France had followed their king's advice and started planting potatoes.)
Why, yes! Potatoes are roots. Vegetables (in my head) are any part of a plant - stems, leaves, seeds, flowers, roots, etc...Fruits are defined as anything containing seeds (or meant to, as some fruits are bred to be seedless) that results from a flower, and is intended for the plant's reproduction. Avocados are fruits! :)
they are, they're a root vegetable. since they don't carry any seeds or means to make another potato plant, they're not a fruit. a vegetable is pretty much any edible part of a plant that isn't a fruit =)
Actually they AREN'T a root vegetable, they are a "tuber". They are not the root of any plant. In our society, we do catagorize them as a vegetable, however they are very starchy, so they are often grouped with other starches such as rice or pasta when planning a meal.