Sweet potato is known for its sweet taste and orange color. It is consumed in all its forms. Despite its name it is not part of the potato family.
It is a nutritious food, rich in carbohydrates but with a rather modest caloric intake (62.8kcal per 100g of cooked sweet potato). It contains fiber, and it has an average glycemic index, which means that consuming it only moderately raises the level of glucose in the blood.