This orange coloured root vegetable with delicious sweet taste and many nutritional benefits is finding its place in Melbourne cuisine.
The sweet potato which is obviously a root vegetable has large tubular formation and sweet tasting orangey flesh.
Sweet Potato is native to the tropical regions in America. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato.
The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth skin whose colour ranges between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple, and beige. Its flesh ranges from beige through white, red, pink, violet, yellow, orange, and purple. Sweet potato varieties with white or pale yellow flesh are less sweet and moist than those with red, pink or orange flesh.