by Chris Ellis, Staff Nutritionist
Perhaps because they were served out of a can, which hardly does them justice. A real baked sweet potato is a sight to behold after cutting into the dull brownish flesh to find the magnificent deep orange inside of this dense and hearty root vegetable. We are fortunate to have access to locally grown sweet potatoes right here in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Their peak season is from early fall through many of the winter months, provided they are stored in a cool dark place. They come in a variety of colors (yellow, white, orange, and purple flesh) but the most common variety is the deep orange type.