Sweet Potato Nutrition

Don’t let their sweet nature fool you! Sweet potatoes’ nutrition is off the charts, making sweet potatoes a wholesome option for children, adults, diabetics and anyone interested in improving their health.

Today, sweet potatoes are used in cuisines all over the world as a satisfying and versatile vegetable with a well-earned reputation for nutrition. Many are surprised to find that the calories in sweet potatoes are surprisingly low. A medium sweet potato is only about 100 calories when baked in the skin, making sweet potatoes an ideal food for weight management.

Sweet potatoes carbs may have a bad rep, but these taters are made of complex carbohydrates (a.k.a. energy) which are released at a steady pace for a constant source of vitality.

 

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