Here in the south, it is about time to plant sweet potatoes. We have never had enough sweet potatoes. They are one of our most popular crops – at the market, with the chefs and in our family. They are also extremely nutritious – loaded with vitamins C, B, A and good dietary fiber. The more saturate the color of its flesh (and it can be white, yellow, orange or purple depending on the breed) the more beta carotene. In Eastern Africa, their word for sweet potato means “protector of children”.