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Sweet Potatoes' Flavor is More Complex Than You Think

Season 1 Episode 4 | 9m 48s

Packed full of vitamin A, calcium, and iron, sweet potatoes don’t get the love they deserve. In this episode of Hungry Planet, North Carolina State University PhD student Modesta Abugu tells Niba about her research to make sweet potatoes more delicious. Niba also chats with students in the Sweet Potato Project who have planted, harvested and sold sweet potatoes at a local community farm.

Aired: 11/14/23
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