Wondering what kamote (sweet potato) leaves is? It's the tender tops from a sweet potato plant. Not many people realize that sweet potato 'greens' are edible and are actually very good for you. They are full of antioxidants that are supposed to be good for combating heart disease, diabetes, infections and some types of cancer. Whatever their health benefits are, there is no denying that the unique flavor of sweet potato leaves is delicious.
Normally, we prepare sweet potato leaves by simply blanching them and making what we call a Kamote salad by adding tomatoes and onions. I think that's the optimal way to prepare kamote leaves, but just for a change, I decided to make something else with the sweet potato leaves.
You can cook sweet potato leaves in every way you normally cook other greens. You can use it in soups and you can also stirfry it. The later is what we did with the last batch of sweet potato leaves we got from our garden. It's almost time to dig up the tubers so we're harvesting as much of the tender greens while we can.
Click here for the recipe for this stir fried sweet potato leaves.
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Posted by JMom | Sunday, October 25, 2009 | sweet potato, vegetables | 0 comments »