Sweet potatoes are abundant at farmers market right now. These hearty and filling root vegetables can be seen at most vendor stands, nestled in baskets or sold individually. Though sweet potatoes grow best in warmer soils, with proper care, they can be planted and harvested during the winter season as well.
Sweet potatoes are native to Central America and can be found today in many countries, where different tastes bring out each potato variant’s flavor. Sweet potatoes are easy to grow and have a long shelf life. So stock up on those potatoes, and watch the amazing benefits they have on your body.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C. As we enter fall, eat sweet potatoes to prevent and ward off colds and flu! Vitamin C helps the skin to produce collagen, which can maintain youthful and healthy skin. Sweet potatoes are also full of Vitamin D, a critical vitamin for healthy and strong bones. Vitamin D also plays a role in our energy levels, moods, and hearts.
Sweet potatoes are a very versatile vegetable. Puree them for a soup, doss them in olive oil and throw them on the grill, put them in a pie, or bake them like russet or white potatoes.
Try this recipe for roasted sweet potatoes from AllRecipes.