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Description: Sweet potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable native to tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is long and knobbly. Young shoots and leaves may also be eaten. The skin varies from purple to red to brown, while the flesh could be white, orange, purple or yellow. It can be treated in the same way as a potato: boiled, baked, mashed, fried, made into crisps (US: potato chips).
|Sweet potatoes, with thanks to Michael Young's Fruit & Veg in Cambridge Market||
Latin: Ipomoea batatas/Dioscorea spp.
Ethnicity: Latin American, Mexican, Spanish
Most frequent country: Latin America, Mexico, Spain
Also known as: batata
See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Mexican food and cuisine