Sweet Potato

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The Negev Produce sweet potatoes are grown in the Western Negev soil. The variety includes strains designed for the local and export markets. Planting takes place from April to June. Cultivation period ranges from 100 to 150 days. Harvesting is done during the autumn.

Getting to Know Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a versatile and nutritious vegetable that is enjoyed by people all over the world. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, each with their own unique taste and texture.

Let’s take a a closer look at some of the different varieties of sweet potatoes grown around the world

Beauregard sweet potato

  • One of the most popular varieties of sweet potatoes is the Beauregard sweet potato.
  • This variety is known for its bright orange flesh and sweet, moist texture.
  • It is often used in baking and cooking, as it holds its shape well and has a high sugar content.
  • The Beauregard sweet potato is also a good source of vitamin A and potassium.

Jewel sweet potato

  • The jewel sweet potato has light orange skin and a less intense sweetness than the Beauregard.
  • It can be used in many of the same recipes.
  • The moist orange-fleshed sweet potato is easy to boil or bake.
  • Jewel potatoes are sometimes confused with yams however they are part of the sweet potato family.

Covington sweet potato

  • Covington sweet potatoes are small to medium in size and have a curved, somewhat uniform shape.
  • They have a smooth, rose-coloured skin with small dark brown spots.
  • The flesh is firm and orange.
  • remaining bright when cooked.

Garnet sweet potato

  • The garnet is also called the red yam.
  • It has moist, orange-yellow flesh that’s said to be succulent and have an excellent flavour.
  • Its skin is light red-purplish in hue and can grow up to a foot long.

Hannah sweet potato

  • The Hannah sweet potato is a variety that is known for its pale-yellow flesh and sweet taste.
  • It is often used in baking and cooking, as it holds its shape well and has a high sugar content.
  • The Hannah sweet potato is also a good source of vitamin A and potassium.

Japanese sweet potato

  • Satsumaimo, also known as Japanese sweet potatoes, are a type of root vegetable characterized by their sweet taste.
  • They have a distinctive reddish-purple skin and pale yellow to white flesh.
  • Although they are similar to other sweet potatoes, they are particularly associated with Japanese cuisine.
  • They originally come from Central and South America.

Okinawan sweet potato

  • Okinawan sweet potatoes, a member of the morning glory family, are known for their unique white-purple flesh and flavourful taste.
  • They’re a staple in Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine, and are packed with nutrients while offering a rich and complex flavour.
  • These potatoes are sweeter and earthier than other types and should be cooked slowly to fully bring out their taste.

 White sweet potato

  • White sweet potatoes refer to any sweet potato variety that has white flesh.
  • The most well-known types are the Boniato and the Japanese sweet potato.
  • The main distinction between these two is the colour of their skin.
  • The Japanese sweet potato has a pinkish-brown skin, while the skin of the Boniato is light tan.

The above-mentioned varieties are the most popular sweet potatoes grown around the world.
Each variety has its own unique taste, texture, and nutritional benefits.
It is important to note that sweet potatoes are not only delicious but also very healthy. 

They are a good source of

  • dietary fibre
  • potassium
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin C


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Sweet Potatoes