Making an appearance on the menu more and more: the sweet potato. This orange root is a versatile kitchen ingredient, one you can prepare in a variety of ways. From South America, the ‘batata’ - the original name - has slowly but surely conquered all Western European cuisines. Not just with its versatility, but also because it has so many beneficial properties: nutritious, full of vitamins and minerals and high in fibre.
The EAT ME sweet potato is not only sweet, it also has a spicy undertone. This makes it the ideal culinary partner for sweet and spicy dishes. The flesh comes in a range of colours such as purple and white but is usually orange. There are hundreds of different varieties.
Recipes with sweet potato
Take your time: sweet potatoes are all-rounder in the kitchen. For example, surprising hasselback sweet potatoes, brightly coloured fries with avocado dip or as sweet potato rösti. Ever tried a potato cake?
It couldn't be simpler: Rinse and - depending on the preparation - peel. You can then cut EAT ME sweet potato into cubes or slices. Cook, bake, roast, grill, mash or fry? Yes, you can do all that!
How to use sweet potato in the kitchen?
- In salads
- Deep frying
You can enjoy sweet potatoes for longer if you store them outside the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Where do sweet potatoes come from?
Our sweet potato growers are an international band! The United States, Honduras. Costa Rica, Spain, South Africa, Egypt and even the Netherlands. Like the common potato, sweet potatoes grow underground. About 120 to 130 days after planting, growers can start harvesting. They do not go straight to the shops but are given around 5-11 days to rest. During this period of rest, the starches develop into sugar and give the tuber its pleasant, sweet taste.