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    How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes are tender, warm-season perennial plants grown as annuals. Sweet potatoes require a long, warm growing season, usually about 4 months of frost-free weather to reach harvest. Set sweet potato starts or slips in the garden after all danger of frost has passed, usually 4 weeks after the last average frost date in early […] More

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    How to Grow Sunchoke

    How to grow sunchoke and Jerusalem artichoke

    The sunchoke, also called Jerusalem artichoke, is a variety of perennial sunflowers grown for its edible low-starch tuber which looks much like a small potato but tastes like a water chestnut. Sunchoke tubers can be planted in the garden as early as 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date in spring. They […] More

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    Potatoes for Cooking

    Potatoes can be round, oval, and smooth. They can have rough skins or smooth skins, white skins, brown skins, red skins or blue skins. There are more than 3,000 varieties of potatoes. But when it comes to cooking, there are only three kinds of potatoes: high starch, medium starch, and low starch. When you are […] More

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    Potato Types and Varieties

    Which potato? When it comes to cooking potatoes, choose your potato for the style of cooking you have in mind. Use high starch potatoes for baking, frying, and mashing. Use medium starch potatoes for steaming, baking, roasting, grilling, and au gratin dishes. Use low-starch potatoes for boiling, roasting, grilling, sautés, stews, salads, and au gratin […] More

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    Seven Ways to Cook Potatoes

    Mashed potatoes

    Potatoes are not fattening. Potatoes are high in fiber content and contain quality complex carbohydrates that will fill you up but not fill you out. A medium-sized baked potato contains around 90 calories, about the same as an apple. However, potatoes drenched in butter or smothered in gravy or the fat in the steak you […] More

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    How to Cook and Serve Taro

    Steamed taro roots

    Taro, also called dasheen, eddo, or cocoyam, is always eaten cooked. Taro can be steamed, boiled, fried, stir-fried, baked, and braised. It is often added to stews and soups where it absorbs fatty juices and serves as a nutty thickener. Taro is a starchy root vegetable that has a sweet, nutty flavor—a flavor and texture that […] More

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    Four Ways to Cook Sunchokes

    The sunchoke can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a crunchy, delicate, sweet, nutty flavor. The taste is reminiscent of jicama, water chestnuts, or artichokes. Sunchoke is the root of a perennial sunflower. The sunchoke also is called Jerusalem artichoke but it not related to the artichoke. It is tastiest if harvested just after […] More

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    How to Cook Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes can be cooked and prepared in just about every way a potato can. Two Types of Sweet Potato There are two main types of sweet potato (although there are more than 400 varieties): one has orange flesh and becomes soft and moist when cooked, and the other has white flesh and becomes relatively […] More