The sweet potato is a root vegetable known by many different names throughout the world. Also many people use the terms sweet potato and yam interchangeably. However, they are different vegetables and sweet potatoes are much more nutritious. Sweet Potatoesare an excellent way to eat healthy! They are fat-free and cholesterol-free. And they are an excellent source of Vitamin A (beta carotene) and Vitamin C.
Sweet potatoes are excellent accompaniments to poultry, pork, beef, lamb or seafood.
Sweet potatoes should never be refrigerated unless they are cooked. Temperatures below 10°C damage the quality and destroy the flavour, causing them to become bitter.