Sweet potato quality analysis is enhanced with hyperspectral imaging and AI

A man takes an image of a sweet potato with a camera in a laboratory setting

Sweet potatoes are a popular food choice for consumers worldwide because of their delicious taste and nutritious quality. The red, tuberous root vegetable can be processed into chips and fries, and it has a range of industrial applications, including textiles, biodegradable polymers, and biofuels.

Sweet potato quality assessment is crucial for producers and processors because features influence texture and taste, consumer preferences, and viability for different