Monday, June 6, 2011

Produce 101 - Sweet Potatos

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Produce 101 - Sweet Potatoes

Selecting the best
The kind of sweet potato to select is really a matter of your own personal taste. Sweet potatoes are of two kinds moist meated (orange flesh) and dry meated (yellow flesh). The moist meated kind is usually called “yam”. However a true yam is of a different genus, large up to 100 pounds and grown primarily in Africa, Asia and China. Sweet potatoes should be clean, firm, smooth and free from any blemishes.

Store sweet potatoes at room temperature for up to a week. Cooked sweet potatoes should be refrigerated and consumed in three to five days. Do not refrigerate raw sweet potatoes because it would be to cold for them


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