Fun Food Facts #39

Fun Food Facts #39:
BRIEF FACTS ABOUT SWEET POTATOES

Sweet Potato

  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carotenoid antioxidants
  • They contain calcium, are high in vitamins A and C and contain thiamine
  • Be careful: eating too many may cause abdominal swelling and indigestion
  • Sweet potatoes are also high in sugar and therefore should be used sparingly
  • Sweet potatoes are not related to the potato nor the yam–they are actually a member of the morning glory family

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