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Nutritional Value

 

 


Sweet potato Nutritive Composition (per 100 g of raw edible portion)

Sweet potato Nutritive Composition (per 100 g of raw edible portion)

 

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. 
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