Sweet potatoes, also called American or Batata are popular and well known for their characteristic and their sweet, delicate flavor. With excellent organoleptic properties, they are considered by nutritionists good for the health and well-being. Sweet potato is native of the tropical areas of America where cultivation was practiced 5000 years ago. Currently in Italy Sweet Potato grows mainly in Lazio and Veneto regions where the soil is particularly rich and crucial for the development and the quality of the product. Depending on t variety, the color of the skin can swing, between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple, beige and white as well as the pulp. Sweet potatoes with the peel and pulp clear are the most popular variety in Italy.
Sweet potatoes are considered by nutritionists good for the health and well-being.