Ever wonder the story behind the steamy pocket of caramelized, fluffy sweet potato on your plate? Today, consumers are becoming increasingly interested in learning the history, people and journey of their food from farm to table. In North Carolina, the life of a…
It’s the craze that is sweepin’ the nation – spiralizing! And yours truly is one of the stars. If you already have a sweet spud in your kitchen or are thinking of purchasing one, boy do we have some delicious recipes for YOU. Crispy Baked Shoestring Potato…
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.
Move over parsnip and beet, Blue Hill Yogurt is now featuring sweet potato in its delicious lineup of vegetable-flavored yogurts. Blue Hill is selling home the idea that yogurt that can be eaten as a standalone or used as a condiment or ingredient, similar to…
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.