Sweet potato; Kumara

(Ipomea batatas)

The sweet potato or yam is a tuber root, similar to the potato. It has an irregular shape, hard, greyish-brown skin and white or orange flesh. The texture is floury, soft and sugary.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Batata
Spanish: Batata; Boniato
English: Sweet potato; Kumara




Commercial: Tubercle
Scientific: Convolvulàcia



Nutritional value

152 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

180-200 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities


The main growing countries are China, Uganda, Indonesia, Vietnam and Nigeria.

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