Dehydrated Fruits

Sweet Patato


One of the sweetest and most popular vegetables is the sweet potato. Although their wonderful flavor and nutritional value can be enjoyed year-round, until recently sweet potatoes were sometimes only seen on the dinner table around Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are native to Mexico, Central and South America, as well as the West Indies, but North Carolina ranks first in the United States in the production of this very nutritious vegetable. The sweet potato has been confused with the yam; however, the nutritional value of the sweet potato versus the yam is quite different. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of beta carotene. Yams have very little. Although sweet potato recipe possibilities are almost limitless, dried sweet potatoes are now taking center stage as a healthy snack. The nutritional value in the sweet potato in its dried state is considerable. While there has been a difference of opinion regarding the nutritional value of dried vegetables verses fresh, some nutritionists have now decided that they prefer the value of the vegetable in its dried state.Sweet potatoes are naturally good sources of vitamins A, C, B2 (Riboflavin) and E, as well as of dietary fiber, potassium and iron. They are are low in fat and cholesterol and have several other nutritional and dietary benefits including:

•        Being high in antioxidants and many other vitamins and minerals
•        Rich in potassium
•        A great source of dietary fiber
•        Soothing to the stomach and intestines
•        Among the most nutritious vegetables
•        A low glycemic index
•        No preservatives, artificial colors or sweeteners
•        Highly digestible energy source


  25 gm.


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