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How to Buy, Store and Use Sweet Potatoes


Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, and good sources of vitamin B6 and copper. Sweet potatoes are one type of starchy vegetables.


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How to Buy

  • Available all year long.

  • Choose small- to medium-sized ones with smooth, unbruised skins.
  • If the potato has "eyes", it's past its purchase time.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool, dry place.

  • Use within a week of purchase.
  • Do not refrigerate them.

How to Use

  • Sweet potato can be baked, boiled, roasted, or sautéed.

  • Use to make potato salad, stews, soups, main dishes, side dishes, in baked goods and desserts.


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