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
Important Websites About Sweet Potato Nutrition
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
North Carolina SweetPotato Nutrition – tabulated nutrient contents of the sweet potato.
Dr. Decuypere’s Nutrient Charts™ ~~ Vegetables Chart – shows 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