Sweet Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, but they are also a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. Sweet potatoes have launched back onto the culinary scene in salads, mashes and even replacing potatoes as chips and wedges.
There are hundreds of varieties of these vegetables. Some have short stems with large dark green leaves, others have longer, more slender stems with almost circular leaves.. Varieties of Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis with green stems are called “pak choy” in Australia.
Red skin potatoes are small to medium size with smooth, thin red skin and white/pale yellow flesh.
White Skin Potatoes are small to medium size with round to long shape and have white or tan skin with white flesh.
Blue skin potatoes are small to medium-size with deep purple, blue or slightly red skin and blue, purple lavender, pink or white flesh.
Yellow skin potatoes usually are marble to large size with light tan to golden skin and have round or oblong shape with yellow to golden flesh.
Jarrahdale (also known as Grey) – is a dark greeny/grey colour on the outside and dark yellow/orange colour on the inside.
It is the traditional pumpkin used for all types of cooking.
Pale creamy orange on the outside and dark orange on the inside, the flesh is sweet and slightly drier.
Kent (also called Jap Pumpkin) stripy green and white on the outside and dark orange on the inside. Kent is a softer fleshed, sweet pumpkin.
Intense green colour and strong flavour. Rocket is also known as arugula.