Potato Fact #56

During the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1800s, approximately 100,000 prospectors flocked to the Yukon in search of riches. Many of them died of scurvy or “Canadian black leg” when the harsh winters made fresh food unavailable. Potatoes, which have about 50% DV of vitamin C per serving, are said to have sold for their weight in gold during this time.