• 22/09/2018

hkfest | Food & Beverege – Part 79

Have you ever tried sweet potato pie, fries, chips, casserole, baked sweet potato, soup, hashbrowns, or candy potato pecan pancakes? Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A. Whereas many people lump all potatoes into one class, potatoes can truly be fairly different in terms of their taste, flavor, texture, and vitamins. Yams (pictured) are unrelated to sweet potatoes. Tumuhimbise GA, Namutebi A and Muyonga JH. Microstructure and in vitro beta carotene bioaccessibility of heat processed orange fleshed candy potato.

Though the smooth, orange sweet potato is often known as a “yam” in components of North America, the sweet potato is botanically very distinct from a genuine yam (Dioscorea), which is native to Africa and Asia and belongs to the monocot family Dioscoreaceae So as to add to the confusion, a special crop plant, the oca ( Oxalis tuberosa , a species of wood sorrel), is named a “yam” in many …

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