The Versatile Sweet Potato - Carolina Country

The Versatile Sweet Potato

These potatoes keep you sweet and in the pink

The sweet potato seems to be newly discovered of late. Despite its versatility, it often has been served safely in its oven-baked jacket or puréed and topped with marshmallows.

Today, it’s popping up in biscuits and flapjacks, smoothies, soups, stews and more. Foodies are not only charmed by its taste but by its significant health benefits. Try these recipes from the NC SweetPotato Commission for a unique spin on this popular veggie. For additional recipes, visit


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The North Carolina Sweet Potato

North Carolina grows more sweet potatoes than any other state. They sweeten the state’s economy, too, yielding a crop worth $324 million in 2019. Dig up some more sweet facts about our state's official vegetable!

Hot Potato!

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