Selecting Sweet Potatoes
Despite their hardy appearance, bruises or cuts will spoil a sweet potato
To cook sweet potatoes, boil unpeeled. Leaving the peel intact prevents excessive loss of precious nutrients and "locks" in its natural sweetness. The dry, yellow variety can be used in just about any recipe that calls for white potatoes. The darker, sweeter varieties are typically served at Thanksgiving. Try them mashed, in a souffle, or in traditional Southern sweet-potato pie.
In the next section, we'll explain the many health benefits of sweet potatoes.
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