The great thing about sweet potatoes is their versatility, which means they can be incorporated into a wide range of delicious recipes. And that’s exactly what we have for you today: a mouth-watering bread made from sweet potato and quinoa. If you’re a regular reader…
Pile on your veggies, ya'll! According to the 2015 State of the Plate, we aren't getting enough fruits & veggies. In fact, our overall consumption of fruit & veggies has declined a whopping 7% between 2009-2014. If sweet potatoes could speak, they'd give you the silent treatment. The good news…
Where does healthy meet delicious? Fit Foodie Finds knows exactly where! The NC Sweet Potato Commission is joining forces with the food and lifestyle blogger to celebrate our beloved sweet spud and show just how nutritious and delicious this versatile veggie can be! Who is…
Lucky for you, sweet potatoes are available year round, not just during Thanksgiving. Discover 52 ways to love sweet potatoes every week of the year.
Sweet potatoes are as American as apple pie! Native Americans were growing sweet potatoes when Columbus came in 1492, and by the 16th century, sweet potatoes were being cultivated in the southern states, where they became a staple in the traditional cuisine. With their delicious sweetness and mild flavor, sweet potatoes take to a variety of ethnic seasonings, making them a go-to ingredient no matter what the season.
From Southern to Thai, Caribbean to BBQ, sweet potatoes are used in cuisines all over the world as a satisfying and versatile vegetable with a well-earned reputation for nutrition. Take a tour of our website to learn more about this spectacular sweet spud!
Sweet Potato vs. Yam
What's in a name? When it comes to the yam, a bit of confusion. What is marketed in the United States as "yams" are really a variety of sweet potato, grown in the South. A true yam is a starchy edible root of the Dioscorea genus, and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly and very low in beta carotene. Read More
Sweet Potato Nutrition
A medium sweet potato provides over 300% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which plays a role in eye, bone and immune health. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, so be sure to eat your sweet potatoes with a little fat, like a pat of butter, for maximum vitamin absorption.