What is the difference between dessert and staple types?
The dessert-type of sweetpotato has orange flesh, is moist and sweet and has a lower dry matter content than the staple (white) type. It is preferred for sweet dishes, but is used mainly as a vegetable in Australia. The staple-type has dry, cream, white or purple flesh and is firm and starchy. It is used as a fresh vegetable, in savoury dishes such as curries, baked with seasoned meat or in stews.