Calories 90Calories from Fat 0Total Fat 0g 0%Saturated Fat 0g 0%Cholesterol 0mg 0%Sodium 35mg 1%Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%Dietary Fiber 3g 11%Sugars 8gProtein 2gVitamin A 380%Vitamin C 35%Calcium 4%Iron 4%
Sweet potatoes are virtually fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium. One cup (200 grams) of cooked sweet potatoes has180 calories.Sweet potatoes have four times the US Recommended Daily Allowance (USRDA) for beta-carotene when eaten with the skin on.Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin E, and they are virtually fat-free, which makes them a real Vitamin E standout. MostVitamin E rich foods, such as vegetable oils, nuts and avocados, contain a hefty dose of fat. Sweet potatoes are a Native American plant that was the mainsource of nourishment for early homesteaders and for soldiersduring the Revolutionary War. These tuberous roots are amongthe most nutritious foods in the vegetable kingdom. They areexcellent sources of vitamins A and C. This is why one colonialphysician called them the "vegetable indispensable." Sweet pota-toes are often confused with yams, but yams are large, starchyroots grown in Africa and Asia. Yams can grow up to 100 poundsand are rarely available in American supermarkets. Nutritionally,sweet potatoes greatly outweigh yams. Because of the commonuse of the term "yam," it is acceptable to use this term when re-ferring to sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain an enzyme thatconverts most of its starches into sugars as the potato matures.This sweetness continues to increase during storage and whenthey are cooked
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