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Sweetpotato Recipes Suitable for Kenya

Sweetpotato is one of the world’s most important food crops in terms of human consumption, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Many parts of the plant are edible, including leaves, roots, and vines, and varieties exist with a wide range of skin and flesh color, from white to yellow-orange and deep purple. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is an important source of beta-carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A. Just 125g of fresh sweetpotato roots from most orange-fleshed varieties contain enough beta-carotene to provide the daily pro-vitamin A needs of a preschooler. Sweetpotato is also a valuable source of vitamins B, C, and E, and it contains moderate levels of iron and zinc.

Important note:  Steam your Orange-fleshed sweetpotato roots with little water to maximize on taste.


Below are a few recipes suited for Kenya.


Sweetpotato Chapatis Fried

A recipe for preparing delicious sweetpotato chapatis

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Sweetpotato Mandazis – Fried

A recipe for sweetpotato mandazis

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Sweetpotato Porridge: A weaning food  for babies

Porridges for children (6-18 months) using orange-fleshed sweetpotato

(OFSP).                                                                                                                      Read the recipe



Sweetpotato Mash Main course

A recipe for sweetpotato mash.                                                                            Read the recipe


Deep Fried Sweetpotato Fries – Fried

A recipe for deep fried sweetpotato using sweetpotato, cooking oil, and salt.

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Sweetpotato Salad 

A recipe for sweetpotato salad with Avocado.

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Baked Sweetpotato Fries Baked

A recipe for baked sweetpotato fries that serves 4-6.

Quick tip – The roots can be peeled or unpeeled!

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Sweetpotato Masala Stew 

A recipe for sweetpotato masala stew   

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9  Sweetpotato Brownies – Baked

A recipe for preparing baked sweetpotato brownies in 35 minutes!

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Sweetpotato Shepherds Pie – Baked

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