Sweet Potato known as Sarkaraivalli Kilangu (சர்கரைவள்ளி கிழங்கு in Tamil) is a root vegetable that are native to Central and South America. They are often confused with yams, but they are actually different plants. Sweet potatoes are typically orange or yellow on the inside, but they can also be white, purple, or red.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly high in vitamin A, which is important for maintaining good vision, healthy skin, and a strong immune system. They also contain vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and several other nutrients.
Sweet potatoes are a versatile vegetable that can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. In South Indian cuisine, they are commonly used in dishes such as Sambar, Poriyal, and Curry. Due to their natural sweetness, they are also used in making sweet dishes such as Sweet Poli, Halwa, and more.