Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch.
They’re so versatile and can be used in so many different ways:
- Pureed; or
- Eaten Raw.
Fact: They have megaloads of fiber and potassium.
Fact: They provide 400 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement.
Fact: They have more nutrients.
Fact: They have fewer calories.
Fact: They’re fat free.
Fact: They’re cholesterol free.
Fact: They’re choc full of antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Fact: They boost the immune system.
Fact: They’re anti-inflammatory.
Sweet Potato Health Benefits
- Assists with weight problems;
- Promotes healthy, beautiful clear skin;
- Can help in fighting cancer;
- Maintaining cholesterol levels;
- Prostate health.
Why not try one of these delicious healthy recipes?
Baked sweet potato fries
- 1 unpeeled sweet potato
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- salt and pepper
- For flavour, add either paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon or cumin
Delicious Dipping sauce
- ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 tsp honey
- Ground cinnamon (just a pinch)
Preheat oven to 200˚C.
Slice the sweet potato into 1cm thick sticks. Rinse and lay out on a clean cloth to dry.
Combine dipping sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine the sweet potato, olive oil, cornflour and spice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine. Lay the fries on a lined baking tray. Put into the oven and bake.
Serve with the delicious dipping sauce.