Sweet Potato – Focus Food for the week November 16. The sweet potato has multiple personality and colours. Not a potato at all but a large edible root belonging to the morning glory family, it is sometimes called a yam, though it bears no botanical relation to the true yam, a tuber native Africa.
Nutrients: beta-carotene, carotenoids, chlorogenic acid (anticancer compound), fibre, potassium, vitamin C
May help with: high blood pressure, eyes and skin, immunity, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, prostate and breast cancer, insulin resistance
Recipes to try: Stay tuned for 3 recipe ideas to incorporate more nutrients in your meal planning.
Choose sweet potatoes that:
Avoid sweet potatoes that have:
Store in a dry, cool place unwashed, uncut for a month if stored at room temperature. Also, store in refrigerator unwashed, uncut or if peeled, store in seal bag or container with paper towel to avoid moisture.
Cooking and/or Baking
sources: staying health with nutrition, foods for health, eat well be well, healthline.com, factyhealth.com