Ipomoea Batata, better known as the sweet potato, originally comes from South- and Central-America. However, this product has been spread over the entire world via various trading trips through history.
Since the sweet potato used to be a tropical product, it is a challenge to produce the product in colder Western European countries. This year we accepted this challenge. The sweet potatoes are produced in biofoil, the same foil that we are currently using to produce chrysanthemums and asters. The biofoil makes sure that the temperature of the soil stays warmer, which has a positive effect on the cultivation. The result: fields full of heart shaped leaves and pink colored flowers that create a magnificent view.
What many people do not know is that the sweet potato is not a potato, in fact it is a vegetable. This vegetable is popular in the Surinamese, the American and the Canadian kitchen, but tends to become more popular in the Netherlands too. The healthy product contains loads of healthy substances that are good for the human body and for the same reason the sweet potato keeps becoming more popular in the Dutch kitchen.
The sweet potato is best kept in a dark, cool and well-ventilated space, at a temperature of approximately 15°C. The sweet potato is best used within approximately ten days. Make sure to never put the sweet potato in the refrigerator or the freezer, because the vegetable cannot stand the cold temperature.