All year long
Nash Produce can supply our customers with sweet potatoes 365 days a year thanks to our state-of-the-art storage systems.
Four times more
When eaten with the skin on, a medium sweet potato has over four times the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which plays a vital role in vision, bone development and immune function.
Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidant activity especially compared to other vegetables. Antioxidants help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardio vascular disease.
Like citrus, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, which helps fight infections, heal wounds and absorb iron. A medium sweet potato provides 35 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C.
We are #1!
North Carolina has ranked as the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the U.S. since 1971! We are in the perfect location for a hot, moist climate with rich and fertile soil that sweet potatoes love. In total, North Carolina supplies nearly 50% of the U.S. supply to the world.
Not a Yam!
Although sweet potatoes are nicknamed and often go by “yam”, they are completely different foods. Yams are large, starchy roots grown in Africa and Asia and are starchier and drier than sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have more fiber, vitamin C, calcium and iron.
George Washington was not only the 1st president of the United States! Before he was president, he farmed sweet potatoes!
Sweet Potatoes can be cooked in so many ways! They can be baked, mashed, fried, broiled, boiled and raw! Not only can they be eaten, but used for other products too. In the 1800’s, a man named George Washington Carver developed 100 new products from sweet potatoes! Flour, ink, starch, synthetic rubber, tapioca, vinegar, a type of glue for postage stamps and 500 shades of textile dye were all made from our favorite vegetable!