Weight Of Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are not actually potatoes or yams, but a storage root which belongs to the morning glory vegetable.

How much does a sweet potato weigh?

An average medium-sized sweet potato will weigh approximately 4 ounces (113 grams).

Sweet potatoes are known for being super healthy. There are many reasons for this but one of the main reasons is that they contain a lot of beta-carotene.

Beta-carotene contains lots of anti-oxidants and vitamin A which helps protect the skin against sun damage, as well as being good for anti-aging.

In parts of Central and South America, they call the sweet potato “Batata”

In North America, the sweet potato is often called a yam which is incorrect as yam is a vegetable native to North Africa.

The average person in the USA will consume between 1.5-2 kg of sweet potato per year, a statistic which is in decline.

Typically, there will be around 113 calories in an average medium sized sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes come in many different skin colors, flesh colors and have many different varieties. The jewel variety is the most commercially available sweet potato.

~ Fun Fact ~
Back in 2016 there were 105 million tons of sweet potatoes produced globally.

Resources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato
https://www.cooksinfo.com/sweet-potatoes
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11202/10-fun-facts-about-sweet-potatoes.html
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

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