Like the normal potato, the sweet potato is a starchy tuber. However, they are not related.At Discovered, we not only have the well-known orange sweet potato; we also have the purple and white varieties of delicious sweet potato in our assortment. The orange sweet potato has the highest level of beta-carotene, or provitamin A, by the way.
The sweet potato originates from Mexico. These days, sweet potatoes are grown wherever the climate is right. Our orange sweet potatoes mainly come from the USA, but we also get them from Spain, Italy, Senegal, Egypt, and Honduras. We can only get the white and purple sweet potatoes from the USA and Honduras.
White and orange sweet potatoes are both sweet, with the white being slightly sweeter. The taste test showed that the purple variety was slightly less sweet. They all have a strong, fresh taste when eaten raw. When cooked, the sweet potato tastes like .... a sweet cooked potato!
The sweet potato is extremely versatile. You can bake, boil, roast, grill and deep-fry sweet potatoes – and much more besides. You can even eat them raw! Sweet potatoes can be prepared in many different ways. They go well with meat and fish and can be used in salads, fruit punches, gratins, soups and even cakes.
Store in a cool, dry place. Never keep sweet potatoes in the refrigerator.
Peel the sweet potato, cut it into chunks or slice it. Eat it raw as a snack, dipped into your choice of tasty dips.
Another serving tip: cut an unpeeled sweet potato into chunks and sauté it with a little oil in a wok.
Sweet potato is also delicious on the barbecue!
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Wash the sweet potato before use and peel if desired.
Cut the sweet potato into slices and then into chunks.
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