Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that contain some valuable nutrients.

Health Benefits

Sweet potatoes are good sources of :

  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • B vitamins, such as vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), and
  • vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorous
  • Biotin
  • Dietary fibre

Sweet potatoes have been found to stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce insulin resistance. Other conditions that they defend against include :
  • Colon cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Inflammatory infections and diseases

1 cup of sweet potato (peeled and after baking) contains the nutrients in the amounts listed below

Calories 206 cal
Vitamin C 49 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.3 mg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 1.3 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.5 mg
Biotin 8.6 mcg
1.1 mg
Potassium 700 mg
Phosphorous 110 mg
Dietary fibre 6 g

*These are approximate values

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