Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are large, starchy, sweet tasting, tuberous root vegetables that are actually only distantly related to the potato family. They are in the Convolvulaceae family, whose other member, the morning glory, we fight in the fields as a very successful weed. They are high in complex carbohydrates, vitamins A, C and B6, manganese, dietary fiber, and potassium. They’re also high in antioxidants. Sweet potatoes can be baked, roasted, pureed, and used in soups. Personally, I like them cubed, tossed with olive oil and chili powder, and roasted in the oven until just starting to crisp. Sweet and spicy–Yum!