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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

This colorful root vegetable comes in different shapes, sizes, colors, and is highly nutritious with a whopping 700% of the daily requirement for vitamin A! Originating in South and Central America, California grows both “dry flesh” and “moist flesh” varieties, with the “moist flesh” variety often being referred to as a yam.

Sweet potatoes can be found in your local markets year-round, but they reach peak season during the November and December months.

Garnets or Japanese purple, sweet potatoes are tasty tubers you should eat more of!

The Lowdown

  • Season
  • Color
    Orange, Yellow, Purple, Red
  • Select
    Choose firm sweet potatoes that have no discolorations or molding. For even cooking, select those with uniform shape.
  • Store
    Place in a paper bag in a dark, dry place.