FACT: Sweet potatoes aren't even potatoes! They're part of the morning glory family.
FACT: Almost half of the children in America under the age of 12 have tried sweet potato fries.
FACT: Nearly half of operators believe that sweet potato fries could command a premium.
FACT: The sweet potato is one of six flavors expected to gain favor in the U.S. marketplace this year.
FACT: Google searches for the term “sweet potato fries” are up 40 percent in 2010 over 2009, according to Google's public affairs office.
FACT: The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) ranks sweet potatoes as the #1 super food for better health.
FACT: Sweet potatoes were featured on the Presidential Inaugural Lunch Menu and the First Lady told The New York Times, “We are sweet potato lovers, especially the President.”
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