"Ipomoea batatas" (purple kamote) is a sweet potato that grows here in the Philippines.
A favourite way to serve this potato is just to boil it and eat it. It makes a great, inexpensive, and healthy snack!
(learn more about Philippine foods at http://www.stuartxchange.org/Kamote.html)
It is really easy here to eat healthy food - the market is resplendent in all its food offerings!!!!