, Sweet Potatoes of North Carolina

Grilled sweet potato salad

The ideal side dish for the barbecue: topped with beef rump steak, this salad is a real treat.

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Rosemary skewers with sweet potatoes and pineapple

a fruity change on the grill? This combination brings new energy to every barbecue evening.

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Sweet potato smoothie bowl

This bowl with pomegranate seeds and sweet potato chips is almost too pretty to eat.

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Sweet potato smoothie with pineapple and coconut water

Sounds like piña colada but tastes even better. Best enjoyed ice cold.

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Discover the sweet potato

If a sweet potato could introduce itself, it would tell you its real name: Ipomoea batatas. After all, it’s not a potato at all. Sweet potatoes are only distant relatives of the potato family, which are night-shade plants (Solanaceae). Instead, they are members of the morning-glory family (Convolvulaceae) and have been on North American tables since long before the first pilgrims came from England: they were an indispensable part of native American diets. The sweet potato has its real roots in Central America. From there, the story of their sweet success has spanned the history of the US like a bright orange through line. They helped European settlers survive the early years of famine, and they later secured their status as an American classic both during the War of Independence and the course of the Civil War.

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Where is North Carolina?

The Tar Heel State, as the state of North Carolina is officially known, is located on the southeastern coast of the US and borders on South Carolina and Georgia to the south and Virginia to the north. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the east, and Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains run along the west. With average daily temperatures of 32°C / 90°F in July and 10°C / 50°F in January, most of the state has a warm moderate climate.

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