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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 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 Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.