Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos (simplyrecipes.com)
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (foodnetwork.com)
Sweet potatoes can be stored on the counter or in a cool place. They should not be stored in the fridge as they prefer storage temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees. Be sure to remove them from the bag before placing them in a storage location.
Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin B. They are a very healthy energy providing starch.
- Sweet Potatoes and yams are in entirely different families. Like potatoes yams are tubers, which are essentially underground stems, while sweet potatoes are actual roots.
- Most 'yams' in American grocery stores are actually sweet potatoes. If you live in the U.S. it is unlikely that you have tried a yam unless you have been to Africa, where they are a diet staple.
- Sweet potatoes are capable of healing themselves after being cut. When cut during the harvest process they heal over with a white and gray scar that protects them and allows them to store for long periods.