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Sweet Potato

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Learn more about this orange nutritional powerhouse

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How to select

Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and do not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots.

How to store

Store in a cool, dark and well-ventilated space – like a pantry – where they will keep fresh for up to 10 days.

Peak season

Peak season: fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ways to use

  • Replace white potatoes in a recipe with sweet potatoes, such as potato salad or hash browns.
  • Slice into thin strips and bake sweet potato fries or slice them to create sweet potato chips.
  • Bake, roast, grill, mash, steam, juice, microwave or eat raw.
  • Enjoy a baked sweet potato.
  • Add to stir-fries, soups, and casseroles.

Did you know...

  • George Washington, our first president, grew sweet potatoes on his farm in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • Sweet potatoes are often confused with yams but they are not even in the same species!
  • Sweet potatoes originated at least 5,000 years ago.
  • North Carolina is the leading producer of sweet potatoes in the United States.
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