Health Benefits of Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is one of the high calories starch foods (provide 90 calories/100 g). The tuber, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, vitamins, and minerals than potatoes.

Sweet potato has higher amylose to the amylopectin ratio than that in potato. Amylose raises the blood sugar levels rather slowly on comparison to simple fruit sugars and therefore, recommended as a healthy food item even in diabetes.


Wash them in clean running water to remove sand and soil. They should be stored in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place.


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