Boniato

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Description: Also known as the batata and sweet Cuban potato. Boniatos can be baked or roasted and can be served whole or mashed just like a regular baked potato.

Available colors: The Boniato’s skin ranges in color. It may be pink, purple, cream, or red. However, its flesh is dry, white and smooth in texture. Like the sweet potato, boniato’s skin is usually not eaten.

Taste: Commonly compared to the traditional sweet potato. Its flesh is fluffier and less sweet, with a slightly nutty flavor.

Selection: Choose pieces that are rock-hard, without soft or moldy spots. Normally they have an irregular shape with white flesh and reddish color.

Ripening: Ready to enjoy

Season:?All year, though scarce during February and March

Brooks Origin: Florida

Nutritional Info

  • Serving size 1/2 cup
  • Calories 115
  • Total Fat 0.0g
  • Saturated Fat 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 22.5mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 60g
  • Dietary Fiber 6.75g
  • Sugars 0.0g
  • Protein 2.5g

Enjoying Boniato: Boniato can be baked and fried just like a potato.

  • Pierce the sides of the boniato with a fork and microwave or bake approximately the same time and temperature as you would a russet potato.
  • Prepare for frying as you would a russet potato. The same temperature and time applies.

Peeling is optional. Boniatos are also called the white sweet potato. Like a red sweet potato, boniato’s skin is not usually eaten.

Boniato’s flesh discolors rapidly when peeled, so put them in cold water right away. If you are boiling them, be sure they are completely covered with water for the same reason.

Boniato from Florida
Boniato from Florida
Boniato from Florida
Boniato from Florida

For our retailers and wholesalers

Ethylene Production: None

Ethylene Sensitivity: Yes

Shelf Life: Keep at room temperature, and use within a few days. Do not refrigerate. Keep well ventilated.

Brooks Availability: All year, though scarce during February and March

Brooks Origin: Florida

Storage Temperature: 55° – 60°F, do not store below 40°F

Storage Humidity: 85%-90%