Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sweet Potato vs Yams

In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I would post some interesting information about sweet potatoes and yams.

They are basically the same thing.

"According to the CSPI (Center for Science in the PUblic Interest), the sweet potato ranks #1 in nutrition compared to other vegetables.

"Sweet potatoes were ranked above carrots, spinach, greens, broccoli, peas, corn, tomatoes, and squash.  Scores were assigned to various vegetables by adding up their percent of USRDA for 6 nutrients plus fiber."  --Box of Nature's Pride Sweet Potatoes & Yams

The sweet potato deserves to be on the highest perch because it is a nutritional powerhouse with 4 ounces of cooked pulp supplying 2 grams of protein, 3.4 grams of fiber, 24.6 mg of vitamin C, 28 mg of calcium, 22.6 mcg of folic acid, 20 mg of magnesium, 348 mg of potassium, and a whopping 21,822 I.U. of vitamin A.  The skins, which are completely edible, add even more fiber.

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