Nutritional Value

    

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.