Potatoes, Sweet Organic

Lunar Rhythm Gardens

Produced In: Janetville, Ontario

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Size: 2.27kg / 5lb
454g / 1lb
2.27kg / 5lb

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Sweet Potatoes look like elongated baking potatoes with an orange-brown smooth skin and a creamy orange flesh that turns brighter orange when cooked. They are sweeter than the average baking potato and have a more 'stringy' or fibrous texture. Sweet Potatoes are usually ready for harvest in early fall in Ontario, and can be stored into the off-season months in the fridge or a cool, dry place, or cubed and frozen.

Sweet Potatoes are excellent baked, fried, boiled, roasted, mashed, pureed, or steamed. They can be made into soups, added into stews, and can be substituted for most potatoes in dishes. They can also be substituted for pie pumpkins for pumpkin pie fillings, which is a traditional preparation in the Southern United States!

Sweet Potatoes originated in either Central or South America.[25] In Central America, and were domesticated at least 5,000 years ago. Sweet Potatoes most likely spread by local people to the Caribbean and South America by 2500 BCE. They are a tuberous root vegetable in the morning glory family, and are distantly related to the common potato. The young shoots and leaves are sometimes eaten as greens. Sweet Potatoes are often referred to as 'yams', but they are not the same thing. Yams have rough, scaly brown skin and a white flesh. They are more dry, more starchy, and not sweet, and the tubers are longer and more knobby.