Known scientifically as Ipomoea batatas. It is native to Peru and dates from 750 A.C. It is considered one of the oldest foods consumed by man. The sweet potato is rich in beta-carotene and fiber, which makes it a Super Food with great nutritional value.
Roots and pods
Sweet potatoIpomoea batatas
|Part used: Root||Region: Coast|
Sweet potato powder | Sweet potato dices.
|Uses and applications: Baked goods, snacks such as chips, and purées.|
|Origin: Barranca, Lima|
|Properties: betacaroteno, fiber, vitamin A|