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Sweetening Your Life With Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) belong to the family Convolvulaceae, along with morning glories and over 1,000 other plants. It is the only species in the family that is widely cultivated for food. The large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots of the sweet potato are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as […]

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Rooting for Your Health

While leafy greens are the superstars of nutrition, they are followed closely by vegetables that come from other parts of a plant, most notably the roots. Botanically, some of these foods are technically tubers, rhizomes, corms, bulbs, or underground stems, but from a culinary standpoint, they’re all known as “root vegetables.” The underground parts of some plants act […]