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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is plant from family Convolvulaceae, famous as one of the oldest vegetable. Usually, it's incorrectly mixed with "yam" and "potato". There are about 400 varieties of sweet potato, but white-cream and yellow-orange fleshed are most seen. It is healthy food, mostly because of the high content of vitamin A and antioxidants.
Potato originates from South America, where it was domesticated several millennia ago, and introduced to European explorers in mid-16th century. Ever since then, incredible growth of potato popularity enabled it to become one of the most sought out vegetables that truly managed to shape the look of the modern human civilization. Find out more about potato here.
Would you be surprised if somebody told you that a tomato is a fruit? Or that a cucumber is not a vegetable? Confusion is commonly caused by people’s taste sensation and general public impressions. Ultimately, we can differentiate fruits and vegetables based on two ways: scientifically - as per botany or more typically as per taste and general grocery store categorization.
Fruits and vegetables are all around you, and you have been eating them for your whole life. You eat them raw, put them on sandwiches, in salads, casseroles, or you cook them. However, it seems that a lot of people are confused by which is which. Let’s try to make it clear here and now.