Japanese Sweet Potatoes
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This item was last sold on : 05/21/22
Japanese sweet potatoes have a dark reddish-brown to rose-colored exterior skin. Their skin additionally has small eyelets, while the inner flesh is a creamy white to pale yellow in color. Offering a slightly nutty flavor, the Japanese sweet potato has hints of chestnut and a drier, starchier texture than other sweet potato varieties.
Japanese sweet potatoes are available in the late summer through the winter months.
Japanese sweet potatoes are botanically known as Ipomoea batatas and a member of the Convolvulaceae family. Also known as Satsuma imo, today their name has gone through a series of changes as they made their way across Japan. Originally known as Kansho in China their name changed first to Karaimo when they arrived in Okinawa, then to Karaimo after traveling to Kagoshima Prefecture, and when they made their way to the Amami Islands lastly to Satsumaimo or simply Satsuma as they are often referred to in Japan today.
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