Sweet Potato Nutrition

Sweet Potato ~ Nutritionally SUPERCHARGED!

The versatile and naturally delicious sweet potato is perfect for the health-conscious consumer. The sweet potato blends well with herbs, spices and flavorings, producing delicious dishes of all types — from breads and appetizers, to casseroles, main dishes, and desserts. Their rich flavor, texture, nutrient content and appetizing color make them a perfect choice for any meal.

A powerhouse of nutrition, the sweet potato is a perfect example of good food that’s good for you. Sweet potatoes are:

  • bursting with beta carotene (vitamin A)
  • high in vitamin C
  • good source of fiber
  • fat-free
  • cholesterol-free

  Important Websites About Sweet Potato Nutrition

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

USDA National Nutrient Database – Sweet Potato – search for nutrional contents of various sweet potato products.

FAO – Roots, tubers, plantains and bananas in human nutrition – analysis of nutritive value of sweet potatoes and other staple crops.

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – a pro-nutrition advocacy group whose analysis of the relative nutritional value of common vegetables showed sweet potato to be the Number One vegetable for nutrition

“Sweet Potato Ranks #1 in Nutrition by CSPI”

 “Sweet Potatoes Pack a Powerful Punch!”

North Carolina SweetPotato Nutrition – tabulated nutrient contents of the sweet potato.

Dr. Decuypere’s Nutrient Charts™ ~~ Vegetables Chartshows nutrient contents of sweet potatoes and other favorite fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Eating – The Diet Channel – Sweet Potatoes — one of 10 Best ‘Superfoods’; site also includes a library of children’s nutrition articles