Although the leaves and shoots of the Sweet Potato are edible, the starchy tuberous roots are considered the most important part and are a staple food crop.in tropical areas, even for animals, where all parts of the plant are used as fodder.

In South America, the juice of red sweet potatoes can be combined with lime juice to make a dye for cloth, where varying proportions of the juices can produce contrasting shades from pink to black.

Today, the sweet potato is seriously being considered as a primary source for biofuel production and is used around the world in various cuisines for a variety of dishes, including Asia, Africa, New Zealand and North America.


last update by M 12/7/2012

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