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Nutrition of information for Yams

Sweet Potatoes or "Yams" are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, and Certified Heart Healthy by the American Heart Association.

Nutrition information per serving of one medium sweet potato
Calories 130
Calories from fat 0.39 g
Protein 2.15 g
Carbohydrate 31.56 g
Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Sodium 16.9 mg
Potassium 265.2 mg
Calcium 28.6 mg
Folate 18.2 mcg
Vitamin C 29.51 mg
Vitamin A 26081.9 IU
Source: National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture.

The sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate that provides twice the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and more than one-third of the requirements for vitamin C. They are a substantial source of dietary fiber, especially when eaten with the skin. There is more fiber in one sweet potato than in a bowl of oatmeal. The sweet potato is also an important source of vitamin B6, iron, potassium and fiber. Sweet potatoes contain virtually no fat and are low in sodium.

for a publication from the LSU AgCenter on Louisiana Yams

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