The sweet potato is a root vegetable native to Central America. it is one of the most popular vegetables in the world, and is grown in many different countries. Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, and are often used in soups, stews, and casseroles. They can also be baked, roasted, or mashed. Sweet potatoes come in many different shapes and sizes, and their skin can be white, yellow, orange, or red. The flesh of the sweet potato can also be white, yellow, orange, or red. Sweet potatoes are sometimes confused with yams, but they are two different vegetables. Yams are native to Africa and have a darker skin and flesh.Sweet potato cooking
A whole sweet potato may take 45 minutes to 1 hour to bake, depending on size. Diced sweet potatoes take about 20-25 minutes.
Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C and potassium. They also contain smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals. A medium sweet potato (roughly 121 grams) contains about:
4 grams of protein
26 grams of carbohydrates
3.8 grams dietary fiber
28% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin A
22% DV for vitamin C, and 6% DV for potassium