The humble sweet potato

@allknowing (69560)
India
August 24, 2017 8:28pm CST
Sweet potato is my favourite in any form. I even just boil it and have it for breakfast. It certainly does not come under the category of exotic food but it has amazing health properties. Here is a link that talks about it. What did you have for breakfast?
Find out about the potential health benefits of sweet potatoes including a protective role against prostate cancer, promoting fertility, boosting immunity and supporting vision.
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@AmbiePam (50164)
• United States
25 Aug 17
I have had brown sugar on my sweet potato, but to me I like it just plain. I bake it, and that's it. However, I haven't had one in awhile.
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@GardenGerty (102671)
• United States
25 Aug 17
I microwave and butter it.
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
@GardenGerty Eating it plain with a bit of salt while boiling it, tastes quite good specially when one has no time to prepare breakfast.
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@mandala100 (50736)
• Hong Kong
25 Aug 17
@allknowing That sweet potato looks so nice my friend.
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
I ate it all up
@mandala100 (50736)
• Hong Kong
25 Aug 17
@allknowing Oh no more for me my friend?
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
@mandala100 Get your own stuff
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
Yes I love boiled sweet potatoes too. We call it here kamote. I add sugar and powdered milk and I dipped it there. I enjoy eating it
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
We slice it and deep fry it by dipping in gram flour batter. We also make a dish by cutting it into pieces, boiling it and adding coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
@allknowing I think I don't know what is jaggery and cardamom powder. Yes we deep fry it too and some added sugar until it caramelize
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
@averygirl72 Cardamom is a flavour. Cardamom grows this part of the world but not in my garden. Jaggery is made from sugarcane juice and it is available in clumps. It has a nice colour - golden.
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@MALUSE (43692)
• Uzbekistan
25 Aug 17
I love potatoes but sweet potatoes are not typical in Europe.
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
You don't know what you are missing (lol)
@marlina (78259)
• Canada
25 Aug 17
I rarely eat sweet potatoes, it is not my thing.
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
What is your thing then? (lol) You better make it your thing. You will after you go through that link (lol)
@GardenGerty (102671)
• United States
25 Aug 17
For breakfast I had yogurt and berries, and cinnamon waffles with peanut butter. I do really like sweet potatoes, though and hope to have a crop.
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
I did not know you had plans to grow sweet potatoes. I have had a bit of success but these days the mongoose gets at it. Just yesterday I got my gardener to plant it on a raised be. I believe even leaves are eaten. Have eaten leaves?
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 17
we have them w th ham or turkey about every o ther week I have alway sloved sweetpptatoes and its good t jat tey are good for us too
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@allknowing (69560)
• India
25 Aug 17
It has fibre and that helps us seniors you know how!! ?
@DianneN (85491)
• United States
1 Sep 17
I love sweet potatoes and know how healthy they are. However, I have them at dinner time.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
one of my fave root crop :)
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@Sreekala (23716)
• India
25 Aug 17
I too love sweet potatoes. Here in this place its season is coming. In winter it is available in plenty. In my native we used to eat this as 4 pm snacks. Yes, it can boil and eat simply without adding anything.
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@jstory07 (70104)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Aug 17
Sweet potatos are reall good to eat for any meal of the day.
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@youless (93745)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Aug 17
Sweet potato is very common here. But I am not very fond of it. I prefer to eat potatoes much more. I like to bake the sweet potatoes because they not only smell great, but also taste well. Sometimes we will also use the sweet potatoes to make a dessert.
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@much2say (40211)
• United States
25 Aug 17
I used to and still make sweet potatoes this way for my kids (they love it). Peel and cut them up like fries . . . then put olive oil and ginger powder on them . . . bake until soft (about 20 minutes or so). It's naturally sweet and filling!
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@ilocosboy (37540)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
Once in a while I buy sweet potato in the market. I choose the orange variety because it much sweeter and really taste good than other variety of sweet potato.
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@Kandae11 (40368)
25 Aug 17
Sweet potato is a must in the special soup my family member prepares on Saturdays.
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