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So uh, how do I know I’m picking a good sweet potato?

Sweet potatoes are available year-round, but the peak growing season runs from fall through early winter. Choose tubers with smooth skins, firm pointed ends, and no soft spots. And while they may look tough, sweet potatoes can bruise quite easily. Keep them in a cool, dry place and use within a week. If using unpeeled, just give them a scrub first.

Your Most Pressing Sweet Potato Questions, Answered

The 9 essential tips you need to know about the veg you will be eating for the next four months.