Section 1

Nutritional Benefits:

Sweet potatoes are a superfood that bring more than flavour to every meal. They are a non-GMO vegetable, cultivated through standard breeding. In one medium sweet potato with skin there is:

FAT CONTENT:

0 g of fat.

PROTEIN & CARBOHYDRATES:

1.6 g of protein and 24 g of carbohydrates.

VITAMIN A:

over four times the recommended daily amount of Vitamin A which comes from the beta-carotene in the sweet potato and plays a vital role in vision, bone development and immune function.

VITAMIN C:

provides 37 percent of your daily value of Vitamin C, (good source) which helps fight infections, heal wounds and absorb iron.

VITAMIN E:

contains 15 IU of Vitamin E, which is the daily recommended dietary allowance.

DIETARY FIBRE:

contains 4 grams of fibre, often more than a packet of oatmeal.

MANGANESE:

good source of this nutrient, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and optimal thyroid function.

SODIUM:

is low in sodium, containing only 40 mg.

LOW IN CALORIES:

a medium sweet potato contains approximately 100 calories

IDEAL FOR DIABETICS:

Even though they are called “sweet” potatoes, diabetics can enjoy them too. One medium cooked sweet potato, without skin, has a GI ranging from 63 to 66 and is considered a medium glycemic food.