Asked by: Richie Hadjievasked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020
What does it mean when your sweet potato is white inside?
In this way, why is my sweet potato white inside?
Sweet potatoes come in many different colors. However, in the United States, there are two main varieties of sweet potato: One has a golden skin with creamy white flesh and a crumbly texture. The other has a copper skin with an orange flesh that is sweet and soft (this is the kind you're probably used to eating).
Secondly, should Sweet potatoes have white spots? While you may be tempted to toss that 3-pound bag of sweets in the refrigerator, that's the number one sweet potato storage mistake you don't want to make. Temperatures that are too cold will create hard and woody white spots in the flesh that really damage the flavor and texture.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you know if a sweet potato has gone bad?
Some common traits of bad sweet potatoes are discoloration and growths through the skin. They will begin to get soft and wet (water will leak out) and then turn brown and/or black. If part of the sweet potato goes bad, the whole potato should be thrown out as the flavor is affected.
Is a white sweet potato a nightshade?
Members of the family Solanaceae, common nightshades include white (but not sweet) potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, both the eye-watering chilies and the sweeter bell peppers. The list of edible nightshades is fairly short, but the list of poisonous ones is quite extensive.