NC is also the largest producer of sweet potatoes. Beaureguard. Carolina Rose. Carolina Ruby. Cordner. Hernandez. Jewel. These are a few names of the many varieties of sweet potatoes grown here.
Sweet potatoes are showing up a lot of menus recently. They are a root vegetable full of carotene, vitamin C & B6. They are considered to be a great food for diabetics because they help to stabilize blood sugar. You can bake, roast, saute, puree, or grill them. Sweet potatoes are great in soups or a nice complement to dark greens. What a nice, nutritional alternative to the standard baked potato.