Sweet Potatoes have become a favorite of mine for snacking, or a main entre for incredible nutrition in every bite. So easy to bake up during laundry, house cleaning or bill paying. * Sweet Potato Recipe CSPI Center for Science in the Public Interest The sweet potato ranked number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food. Just look at these stats!
Sweet potato baked 184 Potato, baked 83 Spinach 76 Kale 55 Mixed Vegetables 52 Broccoli 52 Winter Squash, Baked 44 Brussels Sprouts 37 Cabbage, Raw 34 Green Peas 33 Carrot 30 Okra 30 Corn on the Cob 27 Tomato 27 Green Pepper 26 Cauliflower 25 Artichoke 24 Romaine Lettuce 24 The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington D.C.
Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts for one medium size sweet potato Calories 130 Fat 0.39 g Protein 2.15 g Net Carbs 31.56 g Dietary Fiber 3.9 g Calcium 28.6 mg Sodium 16.9 mg Potassium 265.2 mg Folate 18.2 mcg Vitamin C 29.51 mg Vitamin A 26081.9 IU Source: US Department of Agriculture