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  CGIAR: Research & Impact: Areas of Research: Sweet Potato
Sweet potato varieties exist in many colors of skin and flesh, ranging from white to deep purple, although white and yellow-orange flesh are the most common.
The major obstacles to sweet potato growth in the tropics are pests and diseases such as the sweet potato weevil and viruse diseases.
Sweet potatoes are now being used in Africa to combat a widespread Vitamin A deficiency that results in blindness and even death for 250,000-500,000 African children a year.
www.cgiar.org /impact/research/sweetpotato.html   (0 words)

 Sweet Potato Facts and Recipes
As a main dish or prepared as a dessert, the sweet potato is a nutritious and economical food.
Freshly dug or uncured sweet potatoes are better boiled and used in dishes that include fruits or syrups.
If you are cutting calories, serve a plain sweet potato, cut down on margarine or butter and use skim milk or unsweetened orange juice as liquid when you prepare mashed sweet potatoes.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/sweetpotato.html   (1425 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Sweet Potato History, Sweet Potato Nutrition, Sweet Potato Recipe
Sweet potatoes in their many varieties are a highly nutritious food, easy to prepare, heavenly tasting, and extremely versatile on any menu.
Sweet potatoes were actually born in Mexico, Central, and South America, as well as the West Indies.
Combine the sweet potatoes, onion and the 4 cups (1 liter) of water in a 10 to 12-quart (10 to 12 liter) stockpot.
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 Potato Recipes - Cooking Potato Recipe
Potatoes are a great staple food high in energy giving carbohydrate, potassium, Vitamin C and natural soluble fiber to lower cholesterol.
Sweet potato is loaded with beta carotene which is vital for good vision, bone growth and a healthy skin, hair, heart and immune system.
Sweet potato should be stored in a cool, dark and well ventilated place, where they can be kept fresh for up to ten days.
www.vegetable-recipes-cooking.com /potato/potato_recipes_cooking_collection.htm   (317 words)

  Watch Your Garden Grow - Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes, which are related to the morning glory, grow on trailing vines that quickly cover the soil, rooting at the nodes along the way.
The sweet potato is rich in vitamin A. It is not related to the yam, though in the marketplace the two names are often used interchangeably.
Sweet potatoes are started from plants called "slips." Transplant the slips as soon as the soil warms up after the last frost to allow the maximal warm-weather growing period.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/sweetpotato1.html   (1159 words)

  Sweet potato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweet potatoes rarely flower when the daylight is longer than 11 hours, as is normal outside of the tropics.
Sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh have more Vitamin A then those with light colored flesh and their increased cultivation is being encouraged in Africa where Vitamin A deficiency is a serious health problem.
In Japan sweet potato is a key ingredient in the finest variety of shochu, imo-jochu, which is distilled from rice and sweet potato.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweet_potato   (1587 words)

 Sweet Potato - Tuberous Root   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The part of the sweet potato that is eaten is the tuberous root (as opposed to the tuber of the white potato).
Because the sweet potato is a root, it lacks "eyes" or buds on the outer surface.
Sweet potatoes are sometimes mistakenly called yams, but true yams are a tropical plant of a different species.
www.hort.purdue.edu /ext/senior/vegetabl/sweetpotato1.htm   (81 words)

 Sweet potato - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Although the sweet potato is sometimes known as yam in the United States, it is unrelated to the botanical yam.
Candied sweet potatoes are a sweet side dish consisting mainly of heavily sugared sweet potatoes often served on American Thanksgiving.
The moist-fleshed, orange cultivars of sweet potato are occasionally referred to as "yams".
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/w/e/Sweet_potato.html   (811 words)

 Hormel Foods - Glossary - Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are one of the best sources of beta-carotene, and are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C. The true sweet potato has a shape that can be elongated and tapered at each end, or somewhat oval with a rounded end.
Sweet potatoes are often classified according to the color of their flesh; yellow, orange, white, or purple.
The white or yellow sweet potato may have an irregular light pale yellowish color or darker pale reddish-orange hues with a creamy, but drier texture that is not nearly as sweet or moist as the orange-fleshed variety.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34613&catitemid=   (679 words)

 WHFoods: Sweet potato, with skin
Sweet potatoes are grouped into two different categories depending upon the texture they have when cooked: some are firm, dry, and mealy, while others are soft and moist.
Sweet potatoes are native to Central America and are one of the oldest vegetables known to man. They have been consumed since prehistoric times as evidenced by sweet potato relics dating back 10,000 years that have been discovered in Peruvian caves.
Sweet potatoes are among a small number of foods that contain any measurable amount of oxalates, naturally-occurring substances found in plants, animals, and human beings.
www.whfoods.com /genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64   (2166 words)

 Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are produced from plants or sprouts called "slips" produced from the roots of the previous season’s crop and from vine cuttings.
Sweet potatoes need uniform watering with at least 1 inch of rainfall or irrigation water per week for normal growth.
Sweet potatoes should be cured to heal wounds and to convert some of the starch in the roots to sugar.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1322.htm   (1083 words)

 5 A Day: Fruit and Vegetable of the Month: Sweet Potatoes | DNPA | CDC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sweet potatoes are a Native American plant that was the main source of nourishment for early homesteaders and for soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Sweet potatoes contain an enzyme that converts most of its starches into sugars as the potato matures.
There are two varieties of sweet potatoes; the pale yellow with a dry flesh and the dark orange with a moist flesh.
www.cdc.gov /nccdphp/dnpa/5aday/month/sweet_potato.htm   (1072 words)

 Sweet potato
Sweet potato weevils are the most destructive insect pests which cause damage and yield loss in the tropics and subtropics (CABI, 2004).
To prevent sweet potato rot (caused by bacterial and fungal diseases) in storage, soak potatoes in 10% bleach solution: 1 part bleach to 9 parts water, for few minutes before curing (Ellis; Bradley, 1996: p.
Sweet potato cultivars which are resistant to scab, Fusarium wilt, little leaf, fl rot, and root-knot nematode are now available.
www.oisat.org /crops/staple_food/sweet_potato.html   (368 words)

 Sweet Potato Profile
Sweet potatoes and yams from a culinary standpoint are quite similar.
The sweet potato is a nutritious and economical food.
Widely establish through out the world, the sweet potato is a favorite staple of many cultures and is an ingredient in many ethnic cuisines.
www.agmrc.org /agmrc/commodity/vegetables/sweetpotatoes/sweetpotatoprofile.htm   (1315 words)

 Sweet Potato Pies, Cakes & Cookies - Thanksgiving Recipes
Sweet potato pie is a southern tradition that ranks high in soul food cooking.
The taste is sweet enough to serve as a dessert but sweet potato pie can also take the place of a veggie at the main course.
Sweet Potato Pie Recipes - Just sweet potato pies here, but with ten different recipes to choose from you should be able to find one that is just the way you remember the pie at your family holiday dinners.
www.chiff.com /cooking/pies/sweet-potato-pie.htm   (511 words)

 Sweet Potato Sensations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sweet Potato Sensations was incorporated in December of 1987, and is located at 17346 Lahser Road one block North of Grand River Ave., in Detroit, Michigan next to the Historical Redford Theatre.
Sweet Potato Sensations is the “Sweet Potato Lover’s Heaven on Earth”.
Sweet Potato Sensations has been featured in various national and local publications including: Detroit Monthly Magazine, one of the Best of Detroit, in their 11th Annual List; The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, AAA’s Michigan Living Magazine.
www.sweetpotatosensations.com /story.html   (288 words)

 How to Make Sweet Potato Pie - eHow.com
Sweet potato pie is popular in the southern United States.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Scrub sweet potatoes with a brush, pat dry, and prick with a fork in several places.
Instead of baking or steaming my sweet potatoes, I prick a few holes in them with a fork and place them in my microwave for about 15 minutes or until they are fork tender.
www.ehow.com /how_6999_make-sweet-potato.html   (456 words)

 Sweet Potato Plant Starts from the New Hope Seed Company
Cultivation of sweet potatoes in North America occurred as early as 1648 in Virginia, and reportedly taken into New England in 1764.
Sweet potatoes should be planted in a ridge (raised row) to provide drainage and allow for root expansion.
Decades ago, orange flesh sweet potatoes were introduced in the southern United States and farmers and shippers desired to distinguish them from the standard white flesh types.
www.newhopeseed.com /vegetable/sweet_potato.htm   (0 words)

 Sam's Yams Sweet Potato Chews
The trick is in the drying process, where the sweet potato is transformed into a chew that has characteristics similar to rawhide or jerky.
Each chew is made of potatoes grown right here in the U.S. and has the nutritional value of half of a large sweet potato.
Sweet potatoes are fat free, high in fiber and naturally loaded with beta carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, B6, and E. Grooves created in the slicing process create a chewy texture that dogs love to gnaw on.
www.sitstay.com /store/edibles/chews5.shtml   (0 words)

 Sweet Potato Nutrition, Facts and Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the U.S. the terms sweet potato and yam are often used interchangeably.
The Department of Agriculture designates sweet potatoes as dry flesh and moist flesh according to the feel sensation in the mouth during the eating of cooked or baked sweet potatoes.
This variety was the standard sweet potato for many years and even today some of the colorful new varieties are described as the Porto Rican type.
www.sweetpotatoplant.com /recipes.html   (533 words)

 Sweetpotato Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Potatoes are members of the Solanaceae family, which also includes tomatoes, red peppers, and eggplant, while sweetpotatoes belong to the morning-glory family (Convolvulaceae).
Though a potato can be used to produce other potato plants, a sweetpotato cannot be used to propagate its crop.
In the densely populated, semiarid plains of eastern Africa, sweet potato is called cilera abana, "protector of the children." This title alludes to the vital role it fulfills in thousands of villages, where people depend on the crop to combat hunger.
www.cipotato.org /Projects/sweetpotato.htm   (761 words)

 Sweet Potato Recipes
In this wonderful recipe for sweet potatoes with a candied pecan crust, the potatoes are baked in a casserole with a pecan and brown sugar topping.
Sweet potatoes are parboiled, then baked with a sweet sauce and topped with marshmallows.
Hearty vegetables and sweet potatoes are simmered with garbanzo beans and tomato sauce, and flavored with cinnamon, turmeric and curry.
allrecipes.com /sweet-potato.asp   (287 words)

 Alicia's Recipe Kitchen, Sweet potato and yam recipes collected from box tops, cans, newspapers, magazines and friends. ...
Includes candied sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, sweet potato cakes, sweet potato fries.
Add sweet potato mixture to dry ingredients in two batches, beating on low speed for about 1 minute after each addition.
Layer in 6x10x2 inch baking half the sweet potatoes, half the peach slices, and half the brown sugar mixture.
www.aliciasrecipes.com /sweet_potato_recipes.htm   (0 words)

 Sweet Potato
The edible portion of the sweet potato plant is a storage root.
A. This is sweet potato scurf and is caused by a soilborne fungus.
Certified weevil-free sweet potato slips, rotation and removal of allcrop residue and weeds which might serve as winter hosts for the sweet potato weevil is the best method of preventing weevil damage.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/sweet.html   (0 words)

 Sweet Potato Recipes Sweet Potato Recepies
If you are looking for a recipe that fulfill your desire when you feel really hungry, check it Sweet Potato Recipes really that most demanded and appreciated recipe that will call you again and again once you just taste it.
Sweet potatoes Recipes contain the same number of calories as white potatoes.
The best way to tell the difference between yams and sweet potatoes is to look at the flesh, which should be orange in a sweet potato, not red.
www.worldgreatrecipes.com /sweet_potato_recipes.html   (0 words)

 Alicia's Recipe Kitchen, Sweet potato and yam recipes collected from box tops, cans, newspapers, magazines and friends. ...
Mash sweet potatoes and season to taste; shape into balls, roll in crumbs.
Add sweet potato mixture to dry ingredients in two batches, beating on low speed for about 1 minute after each addition.
Layer in 6x10x2 inch baking half the sweet potatoes, half the peach slices, and half the brown sugar mixture.
www.american-cookbooks-recipes.com /sweet_potato_recipes.htm   (2916 words)

 All Easy Potato and Sweet Potato Recipes
Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are pierced easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.
Repeat layering ham, potatoes and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook washed, unpeeled potatoes in boiling salted water until tender or cook in pressure cooker.
www.nancyskitchen.com /potato_recipes.htm   (1483 words)

 Sweet Potato Pie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sweet potatoes are sweet because there is an enzyme in the potato that will convert the starch into sugar.
Bake a couple of large Garnet Yams over a period of 60 to 90 minutes -- the potatoes should be soft when squeezed.
Often the potatoes will leak sweet liquid -- so be sure to have the potatoes in some sort of pan.
home.comcast.net /~rdcurbow/recipes/sweetpotatopie.html   (256 words)

 North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. All rights reserved.
Sweet potatoes are not just for the holidays any more.
We show off the versatility of North Carolina sweet potatoes in recipes that take you from appetizers to desserts and everywhere in between.
And just so you know, sweet potatoes and marshmallows are not married.
www.ncsweetpotatoes.com /index.php?option=com_garyscookbook&Itemid=130   (117 words)

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