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Veggie of the Month: Sweet Potato

The Sweet Potato, a naturally sweet treat!

Si mply prepared—mashed, baked, folded into waffles, or made into gluten-free baked fries—sweet potatoes are a nourishing addition to any meal.   Sweet potato flesh a nd skins can come in different colors—white, yellow, orange, red, and purple. 
 

Is it a Yam or a Sweet Potato?

You may have heard there’s a difference between sweet potatoes and yams. This is true. The difference is sweet potatoes are a root vegetable, whereas yams are tubers—a thickened part of the stem. 
 
In some parts of our country, "yam" is a slang word for the sweet potato! This pref erence may have stemmed from a shift when Southern farmers wanted to distinguish between their sweet potatoes and the more well-known varieties of the day. The word Yam actually  became trademarked in associated with Southern sweet potato varieties that were ora nge, soft and sweet. 
 
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How to Cook with Sweet Potatoes

Despite what some commercial diet plans say, or what people have been led to believe—not all carbohydrates are "bad." Just like not all calories are created equally, carbohydrates are not either. They provide energy for activity and they aid in the functioning of our muscles and internal organs, so we cannot live without them. When looking for high-quality (i.e., highly beneficial and healthful) carbohydrates, choose a nutritional super star, like sweet potatoes!

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