Sweet potatoes and tapioca were dug out and eaten by many starving victims of war in Asia. Interestingly, many people nowadays will only eat them when they have been processed into desserts. The purest way to cook sweet potatoes is to grilling. Grilled sweet potatoes have an enticing aroma and a natural sweetness. For trekker, hikers or campers planning on cooking their meals in the wilderness, it’s an excellent source of carbohydrates.
Here are some of the advantages of sweet potatoes over other types of food like rice and noodles.
1. Requires no water for cooking
2. Easy to carry
3. No seasoning required. Just peel and eat.
4. No utensils required
5. Provides lots of energy
6. No cooking skill required. You can check for “doneness” with a toothpick.
Of course, you would be bored to death after a few meals with only sweet potatoes. It is a good food to bring for treks lasting a couple of days. For longer treks, you may still need your pots and pans.