Batata – Boniato – Sweet Potatoes

Batata is originally from tropical America. The sweet potato should not be confused with sweet yams, since they are not even related. They are also not as sweet. There are two varieties, one which has yellowish meat and is the sweeter of the two, and the other which has brownish or pink skin and a meat which ranges from white to purplish, and is not as sweet. Peel with a potato peeler and use in recipes. One of the easiest ways to cook it is to wrap in foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Or place in microwave for about 8 minutes. Serve with butter.

TIP: if you are not ready to use sweet potato right after cutting it, place in cold water until use to prevent them from turning black.

Sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, vitamin A and C, calcium, and iron.

Batata, Boniato, Sweet Potato