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Sweet potato vine potatoes edible?

Posted by hobby_libby St Louis (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 20:01

Last year when I didn't get my sweet potato vine plants out of frost's way in time, I dug up the vines & found some whopper potatoes attached!

I read somewhere that the potatoes are edible, but not very flavorful.

I'm just wondering if anyone's lived to tell about eating them. lol ;-)

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RE: Sweet potato vine potatoes edible?

You might want to ask this in the Vegetable Gardening Forum. The topic of growing sweet potatoes comes up regularly there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vegetable forum

RE: Sweet potato vine potatoes edible?

Oh. OK. Thanks. :-)

RE: Sweet potato vine potatoes edible?

Ornamental sweet potatoes may contain significantly higher levels of cyanogenic glycosides and other antinutrients, like trypsin inhibitors. Cooking takes care of the tiny amount in regular cultivar sweet potatoes.

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