Sweet Potato

 

  • The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato.

  • Although the orange variety is the most common in the United States, sweet potatoes also come in white, yellow, pink and purple varieties.

  • While the orange and yellow types contain the most vitamin A, the purple sort is an excellent way to get antioxidants,

  • This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol.

  • Sweet potatoes are high in Beta Carotene and vitamins E and C.

  • Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber when eaten with the skin on.

  • Sweet potatoes offer other nutrients such as potassium, iron and vitamin B-6.

  • Among root vegetables, sweet potatoes offer the lowest glycemic index rating.

  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent way to eat healthy!  They are fat-free and cholesterol-free.

  • One baked sweet potato provides over 8,800 IU of vitamin A or about twice the recommended daily allowance, yet it contains only 141 calories making it valuable for the weight watcher.

  • Sweet potatoes are a superfood and they taste great!  

  • They are excellent accompaniments to poultry, pork, beef, lamb or seafood.

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