boniato means: This tuber is also known as batata. It’s a very popular one in Asia and Latin America. When cooked, the skin can be blotchy or purplish and may turn a little reddish. The inside of this tuber is creamy or white and slightly mealy. The flavor is a mix of sweet potato and white potatoes and it can be used as such. It has a slight hint of roasted chestnuts. (in Cooking Dictionary)