Abstract: Tuberous roots of two improved Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) genotypes (CIP 440215 and 440167) were assessed as alternative vegetables to the carotene rich carrot roots in the preparation of carrot based vegetable salads (fresh and parboiled). The results shown that the fresh largely tropical OFSP roots like carrot have sweet taste, fairly long shape and minimal gummy flesh latex. The carotenoid content of the fresh carrot was 5.09 mg/100 g while that of the OFSP roots was 3.87-5.97 mg/100 g. The sensory evaluation result of the salad samples shown that the fresh OFSP samples were liked much and compared favourably with that of fresh carrot sample. However, only OFSP var. CIP 440215 compared favourably with carrot in the preparation of parboiled vegetable salad. The potential of these OFSP genotypes grown in Nigeria as very good dietary sources of pro-vitamin A in local food industries and human nutrition was also observed.
U.J. Ukpabi and E.N. Ekeledo, 2009. Feasibility of Using Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato as an Alternative to Carrot in Nigerian Salad Preparations. Agricultural Journal, 4: 216-220.