Sweet Potato, which often comes in orange and a deep purple, is sometimes mistakenly labeled in America as yam,but is not the same as the West African root. Orange sweet potatoes are one of the highest sources of beta carotene, which raises the production level of vitamin A in our blood (higher than carrots). Purple sweet potatoes are filled with anthocyanins, which are highly antioxicidant and anti-inflammatory (more than blueberries).
To maximize the nutritional benefit of sweet potatoes, we recommended adding a little bit of fat, such as a tablespoon of olive oil, to our NutriBlasts. We recommend steaming sweet potatoes immediately after contact with air to avoid oxidization.
Choose organic whenever possible. The skin of sweet potatoes are incredibly nurtritious, but conventially grown varieties often contain dye or wax. Store in a dark, cool place, but not in the refrigator.
Calcium 2.1% Iron 2.2%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 2.0%
Vitamin K 86.9% Thiamin 4.8%
Riboflavin 10.1% Niacin 3.2%
Vitamin B-6 5.1% Folate 7.8%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 1.3%
Phosphorus 2.6% Magnesium 7.7%
Zinc 1.1% Selenium 0.8%
Copper 1.1% Manganese 7.3%