You Say Sweet Potato, I Say Yam. Both Say Super Food!

sweet potatoGet ready for Sweet Potato Friday!!! Tomorrow will feature a avalanche of my favorite sweet potato recipes. So be sure to check it out. And to get you excited, a little sweet potato refresher....

cheer captain yamSweet Potatoes are on definitely on my list of top ten foods I can't live without.

I crave sweet potatoes.
Hot from the oven they are steamy, sweet, caramelized and tender. And sweet potatoes are an incredible super food. They are high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and fat free.

Read ahead
for my complete nutrition profile for the absolutely wonderful, perfect sweet potato....

Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts:
per 150 grams, 1 medium sweet potato
calories: 176
fat: 0 grams
carbs: 41 grams
fiber: 3-5 grams
protein: 3 grams
Vitamin A: 735% RDA
Vitamin C: 27% RDA
Calcium: 6% RDA
Iron: 5% RDA
Vitamin E: 7% RDA
Folate: 10% RDA
Vitamin B6: 16% RDA
Pantathenic Acid: 10% RDA
Thiamin: 8% RDA
Riboflavin: 8%RDA
Manganese: 59% RDA
Copper: 16% RDA
Potassium: 19% RDA

Phytochemicals: Phytoene, Phytofluene, Lutein, Oxalic acid

High in so many nutrients, such a simple food is so good for your body. Eat a sweet potato a day and keep the doctor away...that's what I say anyways!

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