The only time that you probably see sweet potatoes on your table is during Thanksgiving, when your mom or grandmother cooks yams for dinner. These delicious vegetables, however, should be a year-round treat because of all the nutrition that you will get from them.
The rich orange-yellowy color of sweet potatoes is an indication that they are rich in beta carotene which is an excellent anti-oxidant. They are also rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as being rich in dietary fibers, iron and potassium.
This tasty root crop provides additional health benefits like reducing the risks of certain cancers while helping slow the aging process. They are also a great substitute for rice and bread for all the dieters out there – one small serving of sweet potatoes only contain 54 calories, and is relatively fat-free!
Sweet potatoes can be pureed and served as dessert. They can also be cubed and served with your favorite salad dish.