Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato is rich in Vitamin A (betacarotene) and Vitamin C which are both powerful antioxidants that work in the body to remove free radicals that damage cells. Because of it’s high vitamin A content, the sweet potato may help prevent cancer in glands and organs with epithelial and is beneficial to people involved in heavy muscular work. They are a good food for diabetics, because it helped stabilize blood sugar levels and can also be good for stomach ulcers as well. The are great for inflamed conditions of the colon and are beneficial for low blood pressure. As if this wasn’t enough, the sweet potato is packed full of healthy fiber!

Sweet Potato Storage Fresh sweet potatoes generally do not store well, except under ideal conditions. When stored in a dry, dark, cool (55 degrees F.) place, they can last up to three to four weeks. Plan on using within one week or so and do not refrigerate. Cooked sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for 4 to 5 days. To freeze, pack in an airtight container, leaving 1/2-inch headroom and store for 10 to 12 months at 0 degrees F.