How the Sweet Potato Stacks Against the Regular Potato


Why do I prefer the sweet potato over the common potato?  The sweet potato has:
~40% less starch
Tons of vitamin A
~2x more vitamin C
The SWEET POTATO:

THE COMMON POTATO:


SOURCES:
SWEET POTATO NUTRIITION FACTS
POTATO NUTRITION FACTS

Comments

LaNeshe M.W. said…
I've been trying to incorporate more sweet potato into my diet. I keep hearing how it's a "super food"
Loo said…
I'm also trying to do the same ... incorporate more sweet potato into my diet. Right now, I eat baked/boiled sweet potatoes as part of my main entree (e.g., with veggies and chicken/salmon on the side).

I also have a sweet tooth that goes crazy at times, so making a sweet potato pie from scratch seems to cure that. There are a lot of unhealthy (IMO) sweet pie recipes out there, but I managed to find a good vegan recipe that contains almond milk, wheat, etc.

The next thing I want to try is making sweet potato smoothies. I've seen a couple online and might try a variation.

:o)

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