Sweet Potato Recipes
Great all-rounders, sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile and ideal to create tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes. Sweeter than ordinary potatoes, sweet potatoes come in a variety of colours with flesh ranging from white to orange and even purple. According to the Harvard School of Public Health "sweet potatoes with orange flesh are richest in beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes with purple flesh are richer in anthocyanins." Both are phytonutrients that help promote good health. Sweet potatoes are known to be nutritional stars (they are rich in fibre, beta-carotene and also contain potassium). As such they should all be including them regularly in our diets.
Sweet potatoes are fantastic mashed, roasted or baked. They cook much quicker than white potatoes, so watch out for the cooking time or they will end up being too soft. Sweet potatoes are a fantastic addition to vegetarian and vegan recipes. They will liven up a veggie chilli, casserole, curry, fritters, soup etc.. Adaptable, they are a fantastic choice for baked goods adding natural sweetness to biscuits, bread, cakes, cookies, muffins and even pies. Next time you are enjoying a burger try to swap white potatoes for some tasty sweet potato fries or wedges. So good!
UK Season: October to March.