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What are the common varieties of sweet potatoes?

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Oct 20, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Oct 20, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
The common varieties of sweet potatoes are Batata, Boniato, Jersey, Kumara, white sweet potatoes, and yams.
  • Batata sweet potatoes: This dry-fleshed sweet potato is rounder than American sweet potato types and has a mottled red-purple skin
  • Boniato (Cuban sweet potatoes): A boniato is a white sweet potato similar to a batata. Boniatos can be found in Hispanic markets, especially in Cuban neighborhoods
  • Jersey sweet potatoes: There are several varieties of dry-fleshed sweet potato that include Jersey in their varietal name (for example, Big Stem Jersey and Little Stem Jersey)
  • Kumara sweet potatoes: Another tropical sweet potato, kumara, is what the sweet potato is called in New Zealand. The kumara has red skin and white flesh
  • White sweet potatoes: This is a generic term used to identify loosely called tropical sweet potatoes. Their flesh is lighter in color than orange-fleshed sweet potatoes
  • Yams: Moist-fleshed sweet potatoes are often called “yams,” but this is a misnomer. Yams are a completely different starchy tuber. Nonetheless, common usage has made the term “yam” acceptable when referring to sweet potatoes
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