Kanta-kun is a sweet potato variant native to Oita that was originally known as Beni Haruka. It has a high sugar content and the potatoes are stored for an additional 40 days after harvesting to increase their sweetness. They are 1.5 times sweeter than normal sweet potatoes. When in season you will see a lot of sweet potato flavoured products – from ice-cream to potato chips however we recommend eating them baked. You can find baked sweet potatoes on sale in supermarkets and convenience stores when they are in season.