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Sweet potato

Sweet potato remains a star; the demand is still on the rise. Our sweet potatoes are the best quality and the tastiest to boot! Yex provides active promotional support for this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with promotions and activities! We not only have the well-known orange sweet potato; we also have the purple and white varieties of delicious sweet potato in our assortment.

Sweet potato goes under our brand Discovered.

What are sweet potatoes?

A sweet potato is just like a regular potato in that it is a starchy tuber. However, they are not related: the potato is a nightshade plant, while the sweet potato belongs to the morning glories and bindweeds family. Sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. You can fry, boil, roast, grill and deep-fry sweet potatoes, just to name a few ways. You can even eat sweet potatoes raw! Our orange sweet potatoes are the best sellers, but we also have white and even purple sweet potatoes.

Where do sweet potatoes come from?

The sweet potato originally comes from Mexico, but they’re cultivated all over the world now. Our sweet potatoes primarily are imported from the United States, but they also come from Honduras, Senegal, Spain, China and Egypte.

How do you store sweet potatoes?

From April through October, sweet potatoes must be kept refrigerated before sale at a temperature of 13°C with a relative humidity between 80 and 90%. Sweet potatoes do not have to be refrigerated between November and March.
We recommend that consumers store their sweet potatoes in a cool, dry place; never in the refrigerator.

How do you eat sweet potatoes?

Peel the sweet potatoes and/or cut them into cubes or slices. Delicious with a tasty dip of your choosing. Or cut unpeeled sweet potatoes into cubes and stir-fry them in some oil in the wok. Sweet potatoes are incredibly delicious on the barbeque too! Wrap them up in aluminium foil and lay them on the grill. Prick them with a fork to see if they are soft and cooked through. They’re delicious with sour cream or an herb dip.

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Passport Zoete aardappel

Name Sweet potato  
Family Convolvulaceae  
Origin Mexico  
Source USA, Honduras, Senegal, Spain, China, Egypt  
Availabilty Year-round  
Packaging Ask about the options  
Brand Discovered or supplier's brand  

Growing areas sweet potato

Discovered Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour – and the standard table of nutritional values – but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.