The most popular sweet potato is orange, but it is also available in other colors. Sweet potatoes are native to Central America.
Although many people are still hesitant to look at sweet potatoes, the good reason is that the price is much higher than usual, they are still consumed.
Romanians began to appreciate and consume sweet potatoes more and more, which is why we can now find them in all supermarkets. In the Show Lidl, but also from other stores we will be able to find sweet potatoes in the vegetable and fruit department. They can also be found in the frozen area, in the form of French fries.
sweet potato benefits
Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The fiber and antioxidant content stimulate the growth of intestinal bacteria and help you have a healthy gut.
Follow some Study Animal research has found that the anthocyanins and other antioxidants of sweet potatoes can protect us from certain types of cancer.
Additionally, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which helps improve eye health. At the same time, beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A, which helps support a healthy immune system.
Experts say that a medium-sized sweet potato contains about 540 milligrams of potassium.
Sweet potatoes are also rich in carbohydrates, 100 grams weighs about 85 calories.
Even if it is sweet, nutritionists recommend sweet potato and diabetics. According to them, it has a lower glycemic index than white or red potatoes.
Due to the many benefits that they bring to our body, nutritionists recommend it more and more often.
How do you eat sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are vegetables that are easy to include in your daily diet. They can be used in the same classic potato recipes, but their taste will add a stronger flavor to the dish.
Classic French fries should be one of the first recipes you try. Slice the sweet potatoes and fry them in hot oil and you will find that their sweet aroma blends perfectly with their crunchy texture.
Another very tasty recipe is baked potatoes. To get a soft core and a crispy surface, we recommend boiling the potatoes in water for a while and then putting them in the oven at a temperature of at least 200 degrees. Turn off the oven after the potatoes stick to a crunchy crust on top.
Sweet potato puree is also on the list of must-try dishes. In this recipe you can use only sweet potatoes or you can mix it with regular potatoes. If you combine them, the result will not be sweet and fragrant.
Another specialty is sweet potato cream soup. For a more intense flavor, you can use other vegetables in its preparation. On top of creamy sweet potato soup, you can sprinkle sesame seeds or even fried (crunchy) bacon.