About Sweet Potato:
Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta-carotene (a provitamin A carotenoid),vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and potassium. Pink, yellow and green varieties are also high in beta-carotene.
In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value. According to these criteria, sweet potatoes earned 184 points, 100 points over the next on the list, the common potato.
Sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh have more beta carotene than those with light-colored flesh, and their increased cultivation is being encouraged in Africa, where vitamin A deficiency is a serious health problem. A 2012 study of 10,000 households in Uganda found that 50% of children who ate normal sweet potatoes suffered from vitamin A deficiency compared with only 10% of those on the high beta carotene variety.
Baked Sweet Potato Recipe:
1.Place scrubbed and cleaned sweet potato in aluminium foil.
2.Prick it with fork deeply multiple holes so it can cook properly
3.Roll it in foil and place it in oven preheated to 400 degree for 30 to 40 min.