Buying Sweet Potatoes When buying sweet potatoes, look for ones that are firm, without cracks, bruises, or soft spots. Try and avoid refrigerated varieties, since cold temperatures alter the taste and speed decay. Warmer temperatures accelerate sprouting and loss of moisture, therefore resulting in a sweeter taste! Storing Once you get your sweet potatoes picked out, make sure to keep them stored in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place away from a heat source. Storing them … [Read more...]
Sweet Potatoes Part I: Not Just a Holiday Tradition!
Sweet Potatoes and Yams Sweet, Savory, and Healthy....who ever thought that would be a combination! The sweet potato is something that should not just be eaten during the holidays piled with sugar and marshmallows! Sweet potatoes come in different varieties. Skin and flesh colors range from cream all the way to a dark pink or purple. As usual, the darker the color the more nutrients! In this case, the darker varieties have more cancer fighting carotenoids (FYI, there are more … [Read more...]