This veggie is an A-lister on the super
food list, which is great because it's so sweet that it
might as well be candy.
I like to have my candy with nutrients, don't you? Check out the fiber
content on this vegetable: that's more than your oatmeal can boast, and it
holds all that fiber without any added fat. It's a complex carb as
well, so even though it tastes sugary, it isn't going to spike your
blood sugar. Pretty
A basic presentation is simply roasting your sweet potato in the oven on
400 degrees for about an hour, just like you would a regular Idaho spud
served up with a juicy steak. A little butter, salt, and brown sugar
are all the dressing you need if the sweet potato is fresh.
There are also a lot of recipes going around right now for sweet potato
fries. Cut into
strips, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast in the oven on 425
degrees for about 30 minutes for your own homemade fries. They turn out
great every time.
We have a couple of new recipes at the bottom of the page to add to your sweet potato
repertoire as well, but
however you cook them, don't forget to
pat yourself on the back. We're talking super food
here. You can't go wrong.
Total Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Vitamin A 769%
Vitamin C 65%
Also a source of calcium, vitamin
E, iron, potassium, vitamin B6,
Selecting- The smaller potatoes are usually sweeter, so avoid the
Storage- Store in a cool dark place
for at least 3 weeks, or even longer if it is cold enough. A fruit
room in the basement works well or the garage. Keep them in a brown
bag for best results. If the skin is still firm, the potatoes are fine
|If baking, leave skin on
and prick with a fork as you would a potato. Cook 1 hour on 400 degrees.
||For roasting, peel the skin away
cut into desired shape,
such as French fries or cubes.
|Roast on 425 degrees for about 30 minutes.
The skin will blacken in places, and that's okay. It adds flavor.