Sweet Potato

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Basic Information

• In Nova Scotia, harvest starts in the middle of September and continues through October.
• Sweet potatoes are great sources of potassium, vitamin A and beta-carotene.
• Sweet potatoes are sometimes called yams.

Storage, Preparation and Cooking Tips

•Sweet potatoes are best stored between 10-16 °C in a dry, dark place with good air circulation.
•They should be washed before eating. Keep the skins on to get the additional benefits of fibre!
•Sweet potatoes can be cooked similarly to a regular potato; boiled, baked, roasted.


Recipes using sweet potato