A sweet potato, sometimes (incorrectly) referred to as a yam in North America. Can have a range of skin colors, from purple to red or beige.
Commonly cooked in Japan at around harvest (fall/autumn) time in a similar way to the abundance of pumpkin food items in the USA at the same time of year.
Roasted Sweet Potato was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
🍠 Sweet Potato