Have I told you about my latest crush? It's the sweet potato. Shhh! Don’t tell the sweet potato! I don’t know what it is about this root vegetable that caused me to fall head over heels. Is it the pretty orange color? Is it the sweet, wholesome taste? Is it the nutrients it is packed with? Well, who knows, love is irrational. It just happened.
Speaking of nutrients, I cannot help myself and absolutely have to mention them. You see, sweet potatoes are a “power food". Rich in fiber but with less carbohydrates than the white potato, sweet potatoes contribute to healthy gums, strong connective tissue and help heal wounds. Key nutrients include beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamins C, B6 and B3. (From Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis A Balch). Yes, eat up, eat up!