These have a distinctive sugary and spicy flavour which makes them an excellent addition to many savoury dishes. There are two types of this highly nutritious tuber; one has cream-coloured fleshed variety has a higher nutritional content because it is richer in the antioxidant betacarotene. Both types are a good source of potassium and contain plenty of nutritional fibre, Vitamin C and Carbohydrate.
Buying and Storing
When buying, choose small or medium-size specimens, as the larger ones tend to be rather fibrous. They should be firm and evenly shaped. Avoid any that seem withered, have damp patches or are sprouting. They will keep for about 8 days if stored in a cool place.