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Sweet Potato is a starchy vegetable that is deliciously sweet and an excellent source of beta-carotene/vitamin A. Sweet potatoes can be baked, steamed, boiled, mashed, fried, etc. Sweet potato has additional antioxidants and other healthy biochemicals that help our bodies. However diabetics should eat less of sweet potato because of high carb count.

Sweet potato comes in different colors and that effects the amount of beta-carotene contained. Sweet potato has been studied a great deal and continues to be food of research interest.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potato
Health benefits of sweet potato are:

  • Antioxidants to protect against cancers
  • Anti-inflammatory nutrients
  • Blood sugar-regulating nutrients

Nutritional Information of Sweet Potatoes:

Amount Per Serving – 1 Potato 114 g) Calories: 103
*based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Percent (%)
Davily Value (DV)
Calories from Fat 0.0
Total Fat (g) 0.0
Saturated Fat (g) 0.17
Cholesterol (mg) 0.0
Sodium (mg) 41
Potassium (mg) 542 9%
Total Carbohydrates (g) 23.61
Dietary Fiber (g) 3.8 13%
Sugars (g) 7.39
Protein (g) 2.3
Vitamin A (micrograms, mcg) 1096 262.2%
Vitamin C (mg) 22.3 28%
Calcium (mg) 43
Iron (mg) 0.79 8%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) (mg) 0.122
Folate (microgram – mcg) 7
Phosphorus (mg) 62
Manganese (mg) 31 26%
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) (mg) 0.326 13%
Beta-carotene (mg) 13120

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