Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes have a sweet flavor that has been compared to roast chestnut or a sweet squash.

Sweet potatoes can be cooked in similar ways as common potatoes. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes, one is pale and the other is dark. The pale kind has a thin light skin and flesh, while the dark one has thicker light to dark brown skin and bright orange flesh.

How to cook

Scrub, peel and slice or cut into chunks then cook in boiling slated water for 15-20 minutes until tender. Sweet potatoes can also be mashed or cooked as chips.

On the other hand, scrub the skin and bake them in their jackets.

Two sweet potatoes on a bamboo mat.

Sweet potato