Are you a sweet potato fan? If not, maybe you should become one. They are considered a superhero vegetable. In colonial times sweet potatoes helped children fight disease. Sweet potatoes will help you do the same. Sweet potatoes are originally from Central and South America. The ancient Aztecs and the Incas ate them also. Christopher Columbus introduced the sweet potato to Europe. George Washington was a sweet potato farmer. What should you look for when selecting sweet potatoes?Select round, firm potatoes without any bruises. The deeper colored varieties are usually better tasting. Where should you store your sweet potatoes?Keep your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate as it will cause the potato to dry out and have an unpleasant taste. How soon should I use my sweet potatoes after purchasing?For the best flavor, use within a week or two after purchase.How do I prep my sweet potatoes?Clean sweet potatoes with warm water and a vegetable brush.Can I freeze sweet potatoes?Cooked sweet potatoes freeze well.Can I cook sweet potatoes in the microwave?Yes, but be sure and poke them with a fork first so they won’t explode in the microwave.How do I cook my sweet potato?Rub a small amount of vegetable oil over the skin of the sweet potato. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce temp to 372 and bake for 45 more minutes or until it feels soft.What else can I do with sweet potatoes?You can basically eat sweet potatoes any way you would eat regular potatoes.