Sweet Potatoes - Nutritional Information

Sweet potatoes may protect you from stroke, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

You wonder - what are sweet potatoes' nutritional information? 

The American Cancer Society, American Dietetic Association, and American Heart Association support eating sweet potatoes which are nutritious and can be helpful in the prevention of disease.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit independent organization. The CSPI compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to all other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohyrates, proteins, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food. The CSPI calls the sweet potato "A nutritional All-Star." 

According to the above criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next vegetable on the list.

Sweet potatoes ranked significantly higher that potatoes, spinach or broccoli.

So, eating more sweet potatoes will give you a diet that is high in fiber, provides many nutrients, is rich in complex carbohyrates, and is low in fat.

This root vegetable offers so many attributes and yet it is too often overlooked. It's plentiful throughout the year and can provide vital nourishment. 

Click here for details of sweet potatoes' vitamins and nutrients 

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