Sweet Potato

The brightly-colored, highly flavorful sweet potato has a long and eventful history. They are native to the tropical South American regions and were domesticated there over 5,000 years ago. In more recent history, it was the main source of nourishment for early American homesteaders and for soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Sweet potatoes get their distinct flavor from an enzyme that converts most of the root’s starches into sugars as it matures. This unique sweetness continues to increase during storage and as the potatoes are cooked. Like white potatoes, sweet potatoes are open ..

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