Inspirational Sweet Potato Madness !!!
Let's see how easy it is to send your cells into a cryptic overdrive as they try and untangle these fantastic juicy facts around something which we all use often and possible take very much for granted the radical sweet potato. How radical is all of that ??
Sweet potatoes aren’t potatoes or yams… they’re flowers (random we know)
Sweet potatoes are in a league of their own! Unlike white potatoes, which are tubers, sweet potatoes are roots which produce amazing flowers .
Juice extracted from the sweet potato can produce hundreds of dyes (shades from purple to black) when combined with lime juice. Produced dyes are used in the textile industry.
Some sorts of sweet potato can be used for the production of rubber, ink and glue.
Sweet potato blooms during the summer and produces large quantities of nectar which attracts bees, main pollinators of this plant.
Sweet potato is a rich source of dietary fibres, carbohydrates and vitamin A. It also contains a decent amount of vitamins of the B group and minerals such as manganese and potassium.
Orange sweet potatoes are sometimes called yams but actual yams are a very different thing.
The history around the orange fleshed sweet potato is not really known as natives to South America were chomping on these trusty roots centuries before anyone found their lands.
Do you know any sweet potato facts we haven’t found yet get in touch if you know something we need to share ??