A sweet potato depicted with textured purple, orange, or brown skin and sliced in half to show its golden-brown flesh. Sometimes called a yam, though they are unrelated. Not to be confused with the Potato.
Commonly roasted as a snack in East Asia during winter, much as squash and pumpkin are popular in the United States during fall/autumn. Used as an offering to the full moon in Japan during the Moon Viewing harvest festival.
Roasted Sweet Potato was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.