These edible roots are usually labeled either sweet potatoes or yams but, unlike potatoes, they are members of the morning glory family. Calling these veggies yams is a misnomer. True yams are native to Africa and are from a different botanical group.
How to Select
Choose firm, small- to medium-sized potatoes with smooth skin. Avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes.
How to Store
Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for use within 3-5 weeks.
Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; good source of dietary fiber; high in vitamin A; high in vitamin C; good source of potassium.
In season from 9/15-12/15
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