The Dutch ate 2.5 billion kilos of potatoes last year

The Dutch ate some 2.5 billion kilos of potatoes last year – or 140 kilos for every man, woman and child – the national statistics office CBS says. The total harvest reached almost 3.5 billion kilos last year, of which around one million kilos were probably exported, RTL news quotes the CBS as saying. The rest was consumed as mash, French fries, crisps and boiled potatoes in the Netherlands itself, which has a population of almost 17 million. (Source: expatica.com)