Sweet potato is a tuber from Convolvulaceae family, natively from South America and Central America. Sweet potato has many varieties but in Brazil the most popular is the white flesh/purple skin. Other varieties such as the purple flesh/purple skin are slowly increasing in production area and in demand. Sweet potato has carbohydrate content which makes it a great source of energy for working out and practicing sports. Also, the low-fat content helps in the loss of weight. Sweet potato prevents aging because it is rich in vitamins of types A, B and C; prevents heart disease and diabetes.