Sweet Potato Leaves
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Vibrant green Sweet Potato leaves are heart like in shape with a pointed tip. Leaves are veined with lengthy stems that are attached to the vines of the plant. However, it is typical to only eat about the top four inches of the tips including both the stem and leaves as these are the youngest and most tender parts of the greens. Less bitter than most greens, Sweet Potato leaves are mild in flavor with a taste similar to that of Water spinach.
Sweet Potato leaves are available during the spring and summer months.
A member of the Convolvulaceae family, Sweet Potato leaves are a leafy green that grow on the yam or sweet potato plant, botanical name Ipomoea batatas. This herbaceous perennial is grown mainly for its tuberous roots, though both the leaves and flowers are edible as well. The greens are currently being researched because of their high nutritional and medicinal values.
Recipes that include Sweet Potato Leaves. One is easiest, three is harder.