Root vegetable that resembles a potato, but the taste and texture is quite different. Often pinkish in colour. They can be white or oranged-fleshed and take an oblonged shape. The popular ones in the Cape have the red to copper and have a creamy white flesh.
Use: The sweet potato can be cooked in a variety of ways as in curries and savoury dishes- though it is often baked in it's skin or peeled and boiled and tossed in butter. Can be served as an accompaniment to meats and chicken and often mashed with butter, some sugar, cinnamon and served as a dessert.