Sweet potato ranked as No. 1 nutritional vegetable

May 18, 2007

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) ranks the sweet potato as the No. 1 most-nutritional vegetable and rated it significantly higher in nutrients than the Idaho potato, spinach or broccoli. One medium sweet potato provides about 130 calories and 3.9 grams dietary fiber and is virtually fat free. Sweet potatoes are a low-sodium food and a good source of potassium, folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. The versatile sweet potato is ideal fare for the health-conscious food consumer. The sweet potato blends with herbs, spices and flavorings, producing delicious dishes of all types. From processed baby foods to main dishes, casseroles, salads, breads and desserts, sweet potatoes add valuable, appetizing nutrients and color to any meal. For additional information log on to http://www.sweetpotato.org/ or http://www.sweetpotatoes.com/ online.

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