Edibility of Sweet Potato Leaves & Vines

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 06:47:28 PDT
Hi Judy:

I have never eaten the foliage but I know it is a deer favorite.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
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email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
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[mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Judy Glattstein
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:31 PM
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Subject: [pbs] Edibility of Sweet Potato Leaves & Vines

Not sure is this off topic?

A friend bought some sweet potato leaves & vines at an Asian grocery 
store in Chinatown, New York City yesterday. Apparently the leaves and 
young shoots are a popular green used in tropical Asian recipes.

My question - What about the colorful leaf forms used as summer 
ornamentals - are they also edible? I can understand that the flavor 
might be different. Hoping there is someone with experience / 
suggestions on growing an ornamental garden and eating it too.

Judy in New Jersey where tulips are in full bloom and the daffodils 
already singed and passing over.

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