Making Carbs Count sweet potato

LIVINGLIVING MAKING CARBS COUNT

These often orange-fleshed potato

alternatives are a neat substitution, being

simple to cook and a super source of a variety

of important vitamins and minerals.

Native to tropical regions

of the Americas, sweet

potatoes (Ipomoea

batatas) are the

tuberous roots from

the bindweed (or morning glory) family

and distantly related to potatoes. Also

called yams, in some places, or batata in

others

The edible plant comes in a range

of skin colours, from red to orange and

yellow, thanks to it's high beta-carotene

content. There's even a native version

in New Zealand that's purple. Sweet

potato cultivars with dark orange flesh

have more beta-carotene than those with

light-colored flesh, and their increased

cultivation is being encouraged in Africa

where vitamin A deficiency is a serious

health problem (plant carotenoids are the

primary dietary source of provitamin A).

In Central America, sweet potatoes

were domesticated at least 5,000 years

ago. In South America, Peruvian sweet

potato remnants dating as far back

as 8000 BC have been found. Sweet

potatoes are cultivated throughout tropical

and warm temperate regions. In Egypt,

where sweet potato tubers are known as

'batata', they are a common street food in

winter, and they are also baked at home

as a snack or maybe surprisingly served

as a dessert, often served with honey. In

China, sweet potatoes, typically yellow

cultivars, are baked in a large iron drum

and are also sold as street food during

winter. In northern Italy sweet potato is

known rather literally as patata mericana

SWEET POTATO

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  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Dexcom
  7. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  9. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  10. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  11. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  12. One Drop blood test meter, Lifescan OneTouch Verio Flex
  13. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. My Diabetes Kit, Sue Wales, Desang magazine
  17. My Diabetes Kit, Sue Wales, Desang magazine, FreeStyle Libre, Medtronic 640g
  18. My Diabetes Kit, Sue Wales, Desang magazine, FreeStyle Libre, Medtronic 640g
  19. Medtronic Guardian Connect
  20. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  21. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  22. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  23. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  24. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  25. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
  26. Desang magazine, access to blood test strips, Angela Coffey Balance magazine
  27. UK Blood testing guidelines for diabetes
  28. UK Blood testing guidelines for diabetes
  29. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  30. Making Carbs Count sweet potato
  31. Making Carbs Count sweet potato
  32. Making Carbs Count sweet potato
  33. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  34. Desang diabetes magazine

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