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Sweet Potato

Also Known As : Shakarkandi
Technical Name : Ipomoea batatas

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Sweet potato has a  sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be roasted, boiled or baked and eaten.
  2. It can used to make creamy dips.

Common names and forms

  1. Batata

Description

Sweet potato is a starchy sweet-tasting root vegetable. It has large tuberous root and belongs to the morning glory family.

Health benefits

  • Fiber and magnesium present in it helps in improving digestion.(1)
  • It contains minerals,vitamins,proteins and starch in it  which helps in weight gain.(1)
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in treating ulcers.(1)
  • Rich in beta-carotene and vitamins C, B complex which boosts immune system of body.(1)
  • Helps in relieving congestion of nose, bronchi and lungs giving relief from asthma.(1)
  • Vitamin and minerals present in it helps in relieving arthritis pains.(1)
  • Antioxidant beta-carotene present in helps in treating cancer.(1)
  • Helps in regulating blood sugar levels, by helping proper function of secretion and insulin.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose small and medium sized sweet potato. The skin should be firm and even toned.

Note

Excessive use of sweet potato may cause skin related issues. It contains oxalates which can lead to kidney stones.(2)

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