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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.

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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
 
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