Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

about

There are two main types of sweet potato, red skinned with a white flesh and brown skinned with a bright orange flesh. Although not related to the ordinary potato, sweet potatoes can be prepared and served in the same way. They have a creamy flesh with a sweet flavour that is sjimilar to squash or roasted chestnuts.Sweet potatoes are a staple food in the West Indies, Africa and Asia and are increasingly popular in Western cuisines. Choose firm sweet potatoes with undamaged skin.Sweet potato can be served roasted, mashed or baked as an accompanying vegetable or added to stews, soups, curries, pasta dishes or vegetable bakes. Mashed sweet potato makes a tasty alternative topping for shepherd's pie or fish pie.

nutritional info

Sweet potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates, vitamins A & C and folate. They contain the minerals copper, potassium and manganese and the skin provides dietary fibre.

storing Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark, frost-free and dry place, but not in the fridge. Remove sweet potatoes from the plastic bag that they are usually sold in and transfer to a brown paper bag if possible

source

The Great Field in Braunton, as well as other local North Devon producers. We may also source from other markets in times of high demand.