Sweet Potatoes is an herbaceous perennial in the family grown for its edible storage roots. The sweet potato plant is a branching, creeping vine with spirally arranged lobed, heart shaped leaves and white or lavender flowers. The plant has enlarged roots called tubers which act as an energy store for the plant.
It shows an elongate shape, although some of them are almost spherical. Sweet potato is yellow, purple, orange flesh. The optimal conditions for sweet potato storage are between 11-15ºC and 80-85% of relative moisture, thus lasting for several months.. Sweet potatoes can be used in both savory and sweet applications. They are served as a cooked vegetable in whole or mashed form, nd can be baked, roasted, steamed, boiled, simmered, or fried. Sweet potato can be thinly sliced and sautéed for use in casseroles, ratatouille, or lasagna, cubed and simmered in soup, chili, or coconut curries, or cut into wedges and fried, served with your favorite dipping sauce. Soft and sugary orange-fleshed varieties are even used in bread and cake recipes, or as pie filling, pairing well with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, and the sweet flavors of maple syrup or brown sugar.