Sweet potatoes are available in Queensland all year round with the peak being from May to July.
There are three main varieties of sweet potato.
The most common Sweet Potato you will find in store, characterised by their bright orange flesh which darkens when cooked. Sweet-nutty like in flavour they are perfect all-rounder to keep in your pantry. Enjoy them roasted, mashed and baked.
Purple skinned with a white flesh and sweeter in flavour than the Gold. Purple Sweet Potatoes make for a great twist on homemade oven roasted Chips.
Creamy coloured skin with a purple flecked flesh. Much like Purple Sweet Potatoes, the Hawaiian variety is sweeter than the Gold Sweet Potato. They make a perfect addition to a roast dinner, chopped into cubes and roasted alongside other vegetables or simply served with peppery salad leaves such as rocket.
Roast, boil and mash. It’s easy to whip up some oven roasted chips. Simply peel and slice sweet potatoes, brush with a little oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and oven roast at 200-210°C until lightly browned and cooked through, 15-20 minutes (depending on size and thickness of chips).
Bundaberg QLD and Cudgen NSW are “sweet” little pieces of Australia where fresh produce thrives. Rich soils and ideal climatic conditions provide the perfect platform for growing premium quality Sweet Potatoes.
Choose clean, smooth, well shaped sweet potatoes (avoid bruised, cracked or soft product). Store them in a cool, dark, well ventilated place.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrate, fibre and potassium and are a good source of vitamin E. Orange sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin beta carotene.
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