November 30th

I haven’t forgotten! I’ve just been busy! With exams this week, I’ve been spending every second prepping. Students spend 2 full days writing exams 3 times every semester. It isn’t easy on the teachers either.

My final post for the month is about sweet potatoes. Hang on… It’s more interesting than it sounds.

Every year, as it gets colder out, these sweet potato vendors pop up all around the city. They’re perfect, really. Sweet potatoes are tasty, filling and simple to prepare. They’re also cheap, making them the snack of choice for the impoverished and the students (redundancy?) of China.

The problem with these stands is that those sweet potatoes are sometimes the only filling food that people can afford, and while these snacks are high in vitamins A, B5 & B6, they’re very low in calcium, potassium, vitamin C and protein. Simply put: if you’re eating these things 3 times a day, you might be in trouble.

On the bright side, it doesn’t look like it would take much to start a sweet potato business!

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