Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 27 February 2013 Sweet potato Sweet potato is the richest low-fat source of vitamin E. It contributes to heart health and is a good source of dietary antioxidants. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Sweet potato is the richest low-fat source of vitamin E. It contributes to heart health and is a good source of dietary antioxidants. It can help to regulate high blood pressure and also helps anaemia. It may also protect against inflammatory conditions. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool and dark place. Like most vegetables, they should be eaten not too long after purchase, as their vitamin contents can diminish over time.An average 200 g serving of sweet potato provides all the carotene needs of an adult and more than double their vitamin E requirements. Calories 115 Carotenes 5,140mcg Fibre 3,3g Iron 0,9mg Potassium 480mg Vitamin C 23mg Vitamin E 6mg Zinc 0,4mg Carbohydrates 21g Glycaemic Index high Per 100g baked More in Diet and nutrition Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables? More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.