I don’t do a lot of cooking items, but I wanted to reblog this for two reasons. I think sweet potatoes are delicious and also they are one of the under-appreciated foods. I bet you don’t eat them often enough.
Calories112 Fat0.06g Carbs26.16g Protein2.04g
There are 112 calories in 1 5″ long Sweet Potato. Calorie breakdown: 0% fat, 94% carbs, 6% protein.
Few foods are as versatile as they are nutritious, but the humble sweet potato is one exception. Whether you bake, roast, grill, saute, steam or microwave it, the orange-fleshed root vegetable delivers substantial amounts of vitamins A, C and B-6, potassium, iron and dietary fiber. Boiling sweet potatoes is not the most nutritious option because some of the vitamins are lost into the cooking water. You’ll get the most nutritional value from a sweet potato if you eat the whole thing, as its skin is a highly concentrated source of minerals and fiber. You’ll also absorb more of the vegetable’s beta-carotene – which your body converts to vitamin A – by consuming it with a small amount of fat.
In the Oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rinse the sweet potato under cool running water. Use your fingers to brush off any dirt, as…
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