Choosing a sweet potato: A sweet potato should be firm and not have any bruising or cracks.
Storing a sweet potato: Store in a cool, dark ventilated location. Store them loosely and do not refrigerate them. The cold turns the starch in the potatoes into sugar and gives them a bitter flavor.
Uses for Sweet Potatoes: Try them roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can add them to soups and stews, or grill and place on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad. I enjoy grilling them with onions and red peppers for amazing sandwich or wrap ingredients. Puree them and add to smoothies and baked goods.
Benefits of a sweet potato: High in vitamin B6. They are a good source of vitamin C, Vitamin D and iron. They are good source of magnesium, potassium and do not cause a blood sugar spike.
Here is a quick, simple and delicious way to enjoy a healthy treat!
Wash and dry freshly dug sweet potatoes.