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.
Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and smooth with few eyes (dents). Avoid sweet potatoes that are cracked, have soft spots or sprouts.
Store at room temperature for 5-7 days. If stored in a cool (50°-60°F), dark area, they will last about 1 month.
Rinse under cool running water and scrub with a produce brush.
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.