Sweet potatoes are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are naturally low in fat; saturated fat free; cholesterol free.
How to Select
Look for sweet potatoes that are firm, small- to medium-sized potatoes with smooth skin. Avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes.
How to Store
Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for use within 3-5 weeks.
5 Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes in the Fall!
- Bake ‘em into chips or fries! Thinly slice a large sweet potato and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
- Sweet Potato Pancakes. Use shredded sweet potatoes to make. Breakfast will be a sweet, and nutritious hit! Recipe available at www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.com
- Mash ‘em. Steam peeled potato chunks for about 10 minutes until tender, and mash with a dash of orange juice.
- The New Potato Salad. Substitute sweet potatoes for regular spuds in your favorite potato salad recipe.
- Top your salad! Cube sweet potatoes that are canned in light syrup (drained and rinsed, of course!) and add to your green salad or a grain salad for a potassium boost!