Many people have shunned the regular potato for its orange cousin, the sweet potato!
Perhaps this is for good reason. If you are being mindful of your carbohydrate intake, looking to increase your general wellbeing or you want to add a tasty and warming veggie to your menu, this could be a good option for you.
Sweet potato contains much lower starch than the white potato. When you peel or cut a white potato, the white juice left on your cutting board is the excess starch. Too much consumption of starch can cause bloating, and potentially storage of fat.
Enter the sweet potato.
Best known for its bright orange colour, although it has other varieties in white and purple. The high carotene content produces the vibrant orange giving an abundance of vitamin A.
Everyone loves a potato – baked, roasted or pan fried. Sweet potato can be cooked in the same way but due to it’s lower density it cooks much quicker. Try adding it to curry or roast with parsnip drizzled with maple syrup and salt! Yum!
The key is variety so which ever potato you choose, be mindful how you cook it and use oils sparingly.
Choose wisely. Live vibrantly.
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