Notable nutritional attributes of sweet potatoes include-
- Consumption of sweet potatoes protects against obesity. Although they are starch rich food with a good deal of calories, they produce a sensation of satiety reducing appetite.
- They are rich in Beta carotene making them appropriate in cases of arteriosclerosis (thickening and hardening of arteries)
- Recommended for individuals with increased need for energy e.g. athletes and convalescence.