Sweet potatoes, first domesticated millennia ago in Central America still plays a role in the culinary culture of the region. It has also become a major element in the cuisine of other cultures that have a history of using tropical tubers in their cooking.

In this episode of Climate Cuisine, the benefits of the sweet potato are discussed, including the ability to grow under a broad range of conditions, provide beneficial nutrients, and provide food security for small-holder farmers around the world.