January 19, 2017 Please join us as we enter our 57th year of serving North Carolina’s sweet potato growers. We look forward to even more success in providing new information and perspectives for our industry. Location: Sampson County Agri-Expo Center 414 Warsaw Road Clinton, NC …
Who doesn’t love a fantastic homemade Italian dish? Y’all know we do! So are you really surprised that we’re a little (or a lot!) obsessed with adding sweet potatoes to lasagna? Whether you replace the pasta itself with little tubers, blend them up into a…
Between work, social lives and just gettin’ some rest, sometimes it feels like having well-balanced meals aren’t an option. But once again, sweet potatoes are here to save the day! We’ve rounded up the best #SweetShortcuts to make life a little bit easier and definitely more…
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.