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Sweet Potato

Nutrition Benefits

Vitamin A: helps with seeing at night and helps the immune system.

Vitamin C: helps heal cuts and helps the immune system.

Fiber: helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower your risk of heart disease.

Selection

Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and smooth with few eyes (dents). Avoid sweet potatoes that are cracked, have soft spots or sprouts.

Storing

Store at room temperature for 5-7 days. If stored in a cool (50°-60°F), dark area, they will last about 1 month.

Cleaning

Rinse under cool running water and scrub with a produce brush.

Preparing

Microwaved: Pierce potato with a fork 5-6 times. Place on a microwavable plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes, rotating and flipping halfway through.

Baked: Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce sweet potato with a fork 5-6 times. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, 45 minutes-1 hour.

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