The Humble Sweet Potato

The Humble Sweet Potato

A Sweet Potato is one of nature’s healthiest foods. This is why I enjoy eating them so much.

Humble Sweet Potato

The lowly and delicious sweet potato is one of our most valuable and more economic foods:

  • You can set it aside and it will stay good for up to a couple of weeks

    Sweet potato a healthy choice

    Baked sweet potatoes

  • This tasty morsel has been around for about 10,000 years.
  • You can slice it fresh, fry it, bake it, boil it or even .
  • Perfect budget friendly energy vegetable.
  • Exceptional vitamin and nutrient content.
  • No need to add sweetener or flavoring.
  • Veggie that even finicky kids will love.
  • Loads of fiber to aid digestive health.
  • High dose of vitamin A, beta-carotene and many other nutrients.
  • Promotes fertility with its abundant iron content.

Health Benefits Of This Sweet Treat

Sweet potatoes are included in the diet to lower blood pressure, fight cancer, and provide a low hypoglycemic nutrition for diabetics. Recent research implies that it is being used to reduce episodes of low blood sugar.

Cooking Sweet Potatoes

It is a piece of cake to prepare sweet potatoes and just as tasty in my book. Here are some ways you can fix them up.

  • Baking- roasting
  • Boiling
  • Frying in skillet or deep fat.
  • Drying
  • Raw
  • Steamed

Frying Up A Nice Batch

I cut them in slices about as thick as an elephant’s hide, which is a quarter of an inch. Next I put the slices in a hot skillet with a touch of olive oil. I don’t put anything on mine. If you like, you can put salt, pepper, honey, cinnamon or whatever else makes your day. Watch over them with care and turn them when browned on one side. Don’t overcook the little buggers or they will just turn to mush.

Baking In The Oven

Jab your sweet potato with a fork or knife, and place in the oven at 4000 until they start to get soft. Never over-bake them as they turn too soft.

The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission has a nice video on preparing sweet potatoes. This video lays out the task much better than I can.

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