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Healthy Tips – Sweet Potatoes

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The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. They have a thin, brown skin on the outside with colored flesh inside, typically orange in color, but other varieties are white, purple or yellow. You can eat sweet potatoes whole or peeled; the leaves of the plant are also edible. While called ‘potatoes’, sweet and white potatoes are not actually related. Botanically, the sweet potato belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, whereas the white potato is part of the nightshade family.

Cooking Directions: Preheat oven to 450 °F. Cover sweet potatoes in oil, salt, and pepper; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender and browned, 35–45 minutes. You can add cinnamon or a small amount of butter for flavor.

The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable. USDA

The sweet potato is a starchy, sweet-tasting root vegetable.
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