Honey sweet potatoes, also known as Cilembu sweet potatoes or Ubi Cilembu, is a variant of sweet potato grown in Cilembu Village, West Java, Indonesia. They are long and cylindrical in shape, with a golden-brown hue and speckled with petite eyes, dark brown spots, and fine root hairs. The flesh is firm, dense, and ivory to light brown-orange, turning a rich yellow-orange when cooked. Cilembu sweet potatoes are known for their velvety and sticky texture with a sweet honey-like flavor when roasted or baked.
In addition to being sold as a fresh market variety, today they are popularly sold from street vendors as a baked snack food, simply roasted and wrapped in paper. They are also processed for use in the production of chips, jams, cakes, and syrups.
Honey sweet potatoes or Cilembu sweet potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting or baking. Boiling and steaming are not recommended because the natural sweet honey flavor is lost. In the commercial marketplace, processed Cilembu sweet potatoes are used to make chips, cakes, and jams. The most popular preparation method of preparing the Cilembu sweet potato is simply baked or roasted with the skin on and then served hot as is. Cilembu sweet potatoes can also be sliced into rounds or wedges then roasted or deep fried. When baked with the skin on, the inner flesh of the Cilembu sweet potato can be removed, and the cooked flesh can be used as a filling for cakes and pastries both savory and sweet. Complimentary ingredients include chile, coconut milk, palm sugar, pine leaves, smoked fish, tomato, brown sugar, butter, sweet chili sauce, taro, brown sugar, and butter. Cilembu sweet potatoes keep up to a month when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place. Today throughout West Java and parts of Indonesia, Cilembu sweet potatoes are popularly sold from street vendors as a snack food.
KSIP Agro supplies high quality Honey sweet potatoes or Cilembu sweet potatoes, freshly sourced by trusted local farmers, without the usage of harmful chemicals, pesticides, or unlawful substances. We are also against counterfeit Cilembu sweet potatoes, in which some illegitimate exporters intentionally mislabeled similar looking potatoes that do not have the honey-sweet flavor of the original Cilembu sweet potatoes. From the hands of local farmers, we transport the products to our state-of-the-art packaging facilities, where products are packed with high-quality packaging materials to keep them fresh. We take absolute concern in delivering our produces to our loyal customers in an efficient and timely manner.
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