Potatoes are important because they are the world's most widely grown tuber crop, and they are an important food crop and food stable, especially to sailors. Originally from Peru, they are now grown in a variety of places such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Philippines, and etc. In meals, it can be used at lunch, dinner, as a snack, and also in soups. This is all I know; Papas son importante por que son... Still taking my first Spanish class sorry..