Sweet potatoes are available fresh, frozen and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose firm potatoes with smooth skin. Avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes.
Varieties to Explore
Difference Between Sweet Potato & Yams
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Low in sodium, Good source of fiber, Good source of potassium, High in vitamin A, High in vitamin C
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Sweet potatoes are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Sweet potatoes are low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Sweet potatoes are low in sodium.
- Sweet potatoes, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Sweet potatoes contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C.
Potassium & High Blood Pressure/Stroke (Authoritative Statement): Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium, like sweet potatoes, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for use within 3-5 weeks.
Check out our sweet potato recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
Asian / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mediterranean / Pacific Islands / Southern
Social Media Posts
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