I love sweet potatoes, especially these Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. Those are the potatoes that range in color from pale yellow to orange to purple. I have even grown purple ones in my garden called Okinawans.
I sent away for "slips," a little bit of potato that has sprouted leaves, as starters and they've been growing in the garden ever since. Unfortunately, they don't sell these slips anymore.
The Okinawans, in Japan, eat a lot of these and they are some of the longest-lived people in the world (part of the Blue Zones).
Have you tried these sweet potato recipes yet?:
- Sweet Potato Veggie Lasagna
- Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes
- Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadilla
- Chunky Sweet Potato Casserole
You may be confused (I was) between sweet potatoes and yams, but apparently true yams are starchier and drier and harder to find. They are not typically carried in the grocery store.
The orange variety is high in Vitamin B-6, vitamin C and D. They are also high in carotenoids and have less of an effect on your blood sugar than regular potatoes. You often see the yellower ones, too.
Enjoy sweet potatoes whenever you have a chance.
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