KNOWN to bloom in summer and be low in calories, the sweet potato is a South African favourite for ‘those in the know’. The versatile vegetable can be baked, boiled, roasted, grilled and deep fried.
Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients that are good for the body.
Quinton Mostert, Food Lover’s Market’s Mall @ Newmarket store manager, has given us tips on the best ways to select and store sweet potatoes; to prevent them from ripening too soon.
When purchasing sweet potatoes, select the small to medium ones as they are normally sweet and creamy – they should be firm, smooth and even toned.
They should be kept at room temperature, as sweet potatoes must only be refrigerated once they’ve already been cooked. Placing sweet potatoes in the refrigerator before cooking will harden the core of the vegetable and create spots, leading the vegetable to spoil much faster.
When stored properly, sweet potatoes could be edible for up to two weeks .
The Alberton RECORD in corroboration with Food Lover’s Market at Mall @ Newmarket, is giving you a chance to win a R500 voucher redeemable at Food Lover’s Market at Mall @ Newmarket.
To enter simply email your name, surname, identity number, postal details and contact numbers to the Alberton RECORD on [email protected], with the subject line: Tip of the Week.
Winners will be contacted via email and vouchers will be sent via mail, courtesy of Food Lover’s Market.
Entries close on Friday, October 14 at 12:00.
Strictly one entry per email address.
See terms and conditions of voucher below:
1. Voucher not redeemable for cash.
2. Voucher entitles the bearer to R500 worth of purchases at Food Lover’s Market at Mall @ Newmarket.
3. Valid for three years from the date issued.
4. Food Lover’s Market and Alberton Record employees are not eligible to enter the competition.
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