Getting more sweet on sweet potatoes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - November 23, 2010

But many Europeans still think of them as an "exotic vegetable."

We're talking about the sweet potato.

American farmers are finding a growing market in Europe for the Thanksgiving stable.

Even Ireland, famous for its white potatoes, is getting a taste for them.

U.S. officials report sweet potato exports doubled between '05 and '09.

North Carolina grower Jerome Vick says sweet potatoes are a great-tasting vegetable.

He adds it's just taken a while for that news to get across the ocean.

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