Day 234 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 234 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Cook up some Camote!

Camote also know as Sweet Potato is believed by most researchers to have originated and became domesticated in either Central or South America at least 5,000 years ago. This makes them one of the oldest vegetables known to man. Central and South America grow about 2 million tons per year.

Camote an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, B Vitamins, copper, potassium, and dietary fiber, Tips for choosing Camote include avoiding those displayed in the refrigerated section of the produce department since cold temperature negatively alters their taste. They should be firm with not cracks, bruises or soft spots. There are lots of good recipes - enjoy!

Did you know there is an Isla Camote in Panama?

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