Sweet potatoes are sweeter, less starchy, and WAY MORE nutritious than its regular potato counterpart. In fact, sweet potatoes aren't even a potato at all; they are in the Morning Glory family and are actually more closely related to roadside shrubs and LSD than they are related to regular potatoes. WHO KNEW?!?!
This 6-minute video is incredibly informative and gives you a short history of the sweet potato as well as some amazing tips on how to prepare and cook them.