Difference between White and Orange Sweet Potato

Key difference: The white sweet potato is less sweet and starchier in taste than the orange sweet potato.

The sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of the flowering sweet potato plant. The leaves and the flowers of the plant are also edible, however not as popular as the roots. The sweet potatoes are large, starchy, and sweet-tasting in flavor.

In North America, the orange sweet potatoes are known as "yams". However, this is a mislabeling, as the sweet potato is not at all related to the yam, and is only distantly related to the average potato. Yams are native to Africa and Asia, and are rarely eaten on other continents.

The sweet potato is long and tapered in shape and has a smooth skin. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The flesh of sweet potatoes can range from beige through white, red, pink, violet, yellow, orange, and purple. The skin ranges between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple, and beige.

The most commonly used sweet potatoes are the white sweet potato and the orange sweet potato. The white sweet potatoes tend to be less sweet than the orange ones. They are also less moist and starchier than the ones with the orange flesh.

Sweet potatoes are also very nutritious. They tend to contain numerous starches, and are very rich in complex carbohydrates. They also contain dietary fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium. As compared to the white sweet potatoes, the orange sweet potatoes contain more beta carotene.

The sweet potatoes are also very beneficial for people with diabetes, despite the fact that they are sweet in nature. Studies have shown that sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar levels and help lower insulin resistance.

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