The sweet potato has acquired its place in the exotic cuisine a long time ago and that is not surprising! It is healthy, tasty and very versatile. You can prepare it just like the potato, with or without skin . Just as carrots, there is carotene in it which is good for your skin and eyes. The greatest gift of this bulb is that it contains many antioxidants and he digests more slowly than potatoes. The antioxidants help you lose weight and the fiber keep you feeling fuller for longer, making them perfect if you want to keep an eye on your diet. So give this slightly sweet fiber bomblet a chance!

What is sweet potato?

It is also known as bataat and, like the potato, a tuber. It has a slightly sweet flavor that resembles a cross between potato and pumpkin. You have a pink and this orange variant. This one contains more carotene and tastes slightly sweeter.

Cooking sweet potatoes:

Peel the turnip and cut into pieces or make fries with the skin still attached. You have multiple ways to prepare it; raw in a salad (without skin), roasted, boiled, fried. Fun to try: as a base for soup. In short: it’s a superfood with many possibilities!

Are sweet potatoes is healthy?

They are rich in vitamins A, C and B6 and contain minerals such as calcium, folic acid and potassium. This vegetable is low in fat and is free from cholesterol. The antioxidant beta carotene in the tuber protects your skin from UV damage that causes aging of the skin. In the fitness world, it is already quite familiar. If you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle is wise to put these fiber-rich tuber on the menu. The large amount of dietary fiber cause a slow burning and the carbohydrates make you feel full longer and have more energy. In addition, the antioxidants makeweight loss easier.

Storage:

In a cool, dark, well-ventilated place for about two weeks. A cool place is around 15˚C. Cooked or mashed sweet potato is also good for freezing. This remains well over half a year.

In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious sweet potato at supermarkets and exotic groceries.



Healthy Sweet Calcium Nutrition Children Salad Soup Fried
Per 100 grams
Calories

86

Fats

0.05g

Carbohydrates

20.12g

Protein

1.57g