"Grow Quality Sweet Potatoes",  April 1950, N.C. Agricultural Extension Service Circular No. 353.  From the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History.  Used courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Vegetable

Sweet Potato

by Steven Case, 2007.
NC Government & Heritage Library.

The sweet potato was officially designated the State Vegetable by the General Assembly of 1995. (Session Laws, 1995, c. 521).

Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) as the Official State Vegetable. Their assignment led to the creation of this state symbol. The sweet potato is high in vitamins A and C and low in fat and was grown in North Carolina before the European colonization of North America.

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References and additional resources:

"Sweet potatoes." 2010. NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Online at http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/sweetpot/

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Online at http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/

NASS QuickStats search page (Statistics from the USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Sweet Potato

Image credits:

N.C. Agricultural Extension Service. "Grow Quality Sweet Potatoes."  April 1950, N.C. Agricultural Extension Service Circular No. 353.  H.1993.427.190North Carolina Museum of History.  (accessed December 12, 2014).

"Sweet Potato." National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2005.

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I have a report due in 10 minutes now this page only has a little info.

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Hi Grace,

You might be interested in the additional resources included with the article. Check this one out for more information: "Sweet potatoes." 2010. NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Online at http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/sweetpot/

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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i need more info on this please my report is due in 15 minutes

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Hi Ella,

You might be interested in the additional resources included with the article. Check this one out for more information: "Sweet potatoes." 2010. NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Online at http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/commodit/horticul/sweetpot/

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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why are they sweet.????????

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Hi Ella,

Sweet potatoes are sweet because they have a fairly high sugar content for a vegetable.

I hope this helps!

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library

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I HATE SWEET POTATOS

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No ya dont!

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I love cheese and tacos and cheese burgers yum!!!!

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