The sweet potatoes are medium to large in size and are long and cylindrical with a slightly irregular shape. The skin is rough with a golden-brown hue and is speckled with petite eyes, dark brown spots, and fine root hairs. The flesh is firm, dense, and ivory to light brown-orange, turning a rich yellow-orange when cooked. The Cilembu honey sweet potatoes are known for their velvety and sticky texture with a sweet honey-like flavor when roasted or baked.
Today they are popularly sold from street vendors as a baked snack food, simply roasted and wrapped in paper. They are also processed for use in the production of chips, jams, cakes, and syrups. Cilembu honey sweet potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting or baking. Boiling and steaming are not recommended because the natural sweet honey flavor is lost.
Cilembu honey sweet potatoes contain calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, fibre, and iron.