Sneak Peek

Season 1, Episode 06

Sweetpotato Is One Word, Part 1

Tobacco built North Carolina agriculture and sustained it for generations. But it’s sweetpotatoes riding to the rescue. Always a favorite with country folks, now we know they’re nutritional powerhouses that also simply taste wonderful.

Think you know how to spell sweetpotato? Probably not — check a scientific dictionary and you’ll see it’s just one word! But that’s just one of many things that aren’t widely known about sweetpotatoes — including the fact that one state, North Carolina, produces about two-thirds of the national crop!