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What's So Sweet About Sweet Potatoes?

Katie Wulkow
Katie Wulkow | April 7, 2015

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes continue to be a trend, with more and more establishments menuing them and manufacturers coming up with new and innovative ways to incorporate them.

Health Benefits

  • Vitamin A: Boosts immune system and promotes bone growth, reproduction and healthy eyes/skin.
  • Vitamin C: Promotes bone/tooth/blood cell formation, protects the body against toxins and damage to cells and promotes wound healing.
  • Good source of fiber
  • Fat-free and cholesterol-free

Menu Versatility

  • Multiple methods of preparation, including boiled, steamed, grilled, baked, pureed and roasted.
  • Add flavor to vegetable blends, soups/stews and casseroles.
  • Add color to enhance plate presentation.

Menu Ideas

  • Baked sweet potato
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Puree sweet potatoes to use as a base for a recipe.
  • Get creative with add-in ingredients to create a sweet recipe in your menu creating.






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