The scientific name:
Sweet potato (lat. for Ipomoea batatas) (Encyclopædia Britannica).
Description of the vegetable:
A crunchy tuber plant with variable flesh color (may be of different tones of yellow, orange, red, brown and purple) and is white, light purple or light orange on the inside. The sweet potato plant has a branching vine, heart-shaped leaves that are spirally arranged, white to lavender flowers and enlarged roots (tubers) that may be of different shapes (mostly fusiform or oblong). It tastes sweet, but some people say that it has regular potato, pumpkin or squash taste (“What's New and Beneficial”).
Where is it grown:
As it originates from Central and South Continue reading...