Sweet potatoes

POTATOES

Sweet potatoes

Although the name might suggest otherwise, this delicious, sweet tuber is not a “real” potato. Sweet potatoes come in many colors and varieties. There are, for example, purple, white, orange and red sweet potatoes. It is a popular and important crop worldwide and extremely versatile.

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Origin

Before the 15th century, the sweet potato was mainly cultivated in areas of South America. After that, the sweet potato was taken by the Spanish to China, Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia where it grew into a very important vegetable.

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How to store

Keep the potatoes in a dark and dry surrounding. They stay in good condition for about three weeks.

How to eat

Sweet potatoes can be peeled or eaten with the skin. Cut them into cubes, slices or fries and fry them with olive oil, salt and pepper in the oven or in a frying pan. Or roast in aluminum foil and stuff with all kinds of tasty toppings!

 

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