A red/pink vegetable that looks like a potato and has white flesh and a sweet taste.
The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a plant that is a member of the morning glory family, grown for its sweet, edible, tuberous roots. Sweet potatoes contain a lot of fiber and beta-carotene.
The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth red skin and white flesh.
The sweet potato is often called a “yam” in parts of North America, but is botanically very distinct from the botanical yams.