Did you know that you can eat the leaves of both broccoli and sweet potato? It is very common in African countries to eat the leaves of the sweet potato. Who knew? Like many of the root plants that are common in our diet, the leaves of them are not only edible but are often more nutritious than the root. I have been eating these for several years now, right after I found out that I could have my garden plants doing double duty for me. They can be eaten raw or used in soups and stews. I usually chop them up very fine and take the big rib out of the broccoli.