The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is an underground tuber. It’s rich in an antioxidant called beta carotene, which is very effective at raising blood levels of vitamin A, particularly in children

Sweet potatoes are nutritious, high in fiber, very filling, and delicious. They can be eaten boiled, baked, steamed, or fried. Sweet potatoes are usually orange but also found in other colors, such as white, red, pink, violet, yellow, and purple.