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Sweet Potato: A Special Guest for the Holidays

The sweet potato is part of the traditional diet of all Hispanics and can be eaten with or without the skin, baked, roasted, boiled, or grilled. In some homes, it is included in breakfast and snacks, replacing bread, or in main meals, accompanied by fresh vegetables and chicken, turkey, egg, or fish.

In 2017 in the United States, 1 billion pounds of sweet potato was marketed in the United States, while in 2021, it had a marketing of 780 million pounds, which represents a drop of 22%, which we can appreciate in the following graph:

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Paola Ochoa is Director of Operations and Engineering Liaison for Agtools.

Agtools, Inc. provides data for farmers, buyers, distributors, retailers, government agencies, financial firms, and other stakeholders to manage market volatility, increase profitability and reduce waste of natural, human and food resources.


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