Sweet Potato Time

Sweet Potatoes


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Harvest, Storage and Cooking Sweet Potatoes


Sweet Potato time is in early Autumn - for some late summer - If you haven't already done so - sweet potatoes harvest isn't far off.

Once you've dug them up, clean all the dirt from your sweet potatoes and spread them out in a well ventilated cool dry place, 75 to 80 degrees F is best, but so long as its warm - it will suffice.

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Although they can be eaten as soon as they are harvested , for storage and preservation purposes they'll need about a week to cure.

Curing improves the flavor by converting some of the potatoes starches to sugars. It also increases the storage life and reduces loss from decay.

Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and carbohydrate rich. Sweet potatoes with the skins still on them, are a high fiber culinary delight, they also have a high vitamin content - vitamins A and C, as well as manganese.

An average-sized sweet potato is only 100 calories, thats of course before you put the toppings such as butter on them.

Everyone knows how to make baked sweet potatoes, but they can be used for so much more. Stews and soups, casseroles, pies, spreads and even breads.

Try it - You'll Like it !

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