Making Carbs Count sweet potato

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Per 200g, baked in skin, no salt

Although a fairly solid carb, hefting in at 40g of carbs per 200g of weight, sweet potatoes

have 180 calories at that same weight and a good amount of dietary fibre at 6.6g. By

comparison, a baked potato would be 64g of carbs, 280 calories and a similar amount

of fibre. So these 'sweet' potatoes pack less of a punch in terms of a glycaemic rise.

What sweet potatoes also have is a heap of essential vitamins and minerals, with big

doses of vitamins A, C, B6 as well as minerals such as Manganese, Potassium, Copper,

Magnesium and Phosphorus (see sidebar).

Cals 180, Carbs 40g (of which sugars 13g), Fibre 6.6g (26%), almost zero Fat, 4g

of Protein. In terms of vitamins and minerals shown as a percentage of your daily

recommended amount, sweet potatoes have: Vitamin A, 769%, Vitamin C 65%,

Vitamins B6 29%, Manganese 50%, Potassium 27%, Copper 16%, Magnesium 14%

and Phosphorus 11%.

SWEET POTATO NUTRITION

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(American potato), and is also a traditional

autumn dish, boiled or roasted.

Meanwhile in New Zealand, sweet

potatoes are known as kumara and are

an integral part of roast meals where they

are served alongside such vegetables as

potatoes and pumpkin and, as such, are

generally prepared as a savory dish. But

dulce de batata (sweet potato paste) is

a traditional sweet potato dessert dish

in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It

has jelly-like consistency and looks a bit

like marmalade because of its colour and

sweetness, but more solid. After being

boiled with sugar and water and pulped,

it is sliced into portions with a knife as if it

is a pie and served with a portion of soft

cheese on top.

A brief guide to essential minerals

Manganese: Manganese can be used to form connective tissue, bones,

sex hormones and even blood clots. It is also necessary in order to

maintain normal brain and nerve function. It is an essential nutrient

because it is involved in many chemical processes such as processing

cholesterol, carbohydrates and proteins, calcium absorption and blood

sugar regulation.

Potassium: It is important for the proper function of all body cells, tissues, and organs.

Specific roles include nerve function, blood pressure

regulation, and muscle control. It is also an electrolyte, a substance

that conducts electricity. Potassium function includes blood pressure

regulation, muscle control, nerve impulse function, heart function, and

electrolyte regulation. Its primary role is to regulate mineral and water

balance throughout the body.

Copper: Copper is one of nine trace minerals, which are mainly

utilized as part of enzymes and hormones that are required for metabolism. The

richest sources of copper include oysters, whole grains,

legumes, potatoes, and nuts. Other sources of copper in food include

black pepper, yeast, prunes, cocoa, and dark leafy vegetables.

Magnesium: Magnesium is necessary for proper functioning of the

heart, kidneys, and muscles. It plays a role in biochemical reactions,

including blood glucose control, protein synthesis, nerve function,

blood pressure control, and muscle function.

Phosphorus: The bulk of phosphorus in the human body is found in

bones (about 85% of it), but it is also present in cells, making it extremely important and abundant in its functions in the body,

playing

an imperative role in helping body tissues grow, maintain health, and

repair when needed. Phosphorus is essential in strong bone and teeth

structure, especially in the early stages of a person's life.

Resources: Wikipedia

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