Sweet potatoes, which are slightly different than yams despite confusion at many groceries, are a nutritious root vegetable. Sweet potatoes contain large portions of your suggested daily fiber and vitamin values. A versatile vegetable, they can be prepared a number of ways. Try leaving the skin on for a more nutritious meal!
- The sweet potato, a root vegetable, is one of the most nutritious foods in the vegetable group.
- Often confused with yams and labeled as such in grocery stores, sweet potatoes are more moist and sweet than yams.
- There are two types of sweet potatoes commonly found in the U.S.: firm sweet potatoes, which have golden skin and paler flesh; and soft sweet potatoes, which have copper skin and orange flesh.
“The sweet potato, a root vegetable, is one of the most nutritious foods in the vegetable group.”