Plant Information

Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Bophelo'

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  • Perennial
  • Trailing perennial that spreads that spreads along the ground.
  • Propagated by tuber or stem cuttings.

Culinary Uses

  • Excellent food source.
  • Are prepared like potatoes - but is much sweeter.
  • Can be fried, boiled, baked or cooked in their skin.
  • Young leaves are eaten like spinach.

Parts Used

  • Young leaves and fleshy tuberous roots.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Nutritional value:
  • Exceptionally nutritious – contains high quality of protein and quantities of Vitamin A, B and C.
  • High energy value (110 kcal per 100g).
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