Sweet Potato Honey Goat Cheese Cranberry Rounds Are you looking for something different to make this holiday season? Something besides chips and dip? The ever popular cheese and sausage tray? Well, do I have a treat for you! Even though I have absolutely nothing against chips and dip, and …
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Sweet Potato Bake Happy Thanksgiving!! Today I’ll be sharing with you all the wonderful Thanksgiving dishes we will be feasting on today. This recipe is for a favorite of everyone. Whether you like your sweet potatoes “sweet” or “savory” this recipe is sure to please …
Tasty Sweet Potatoes
Baked, mashed, whipped, candied, roasted, twice baked, savory or sweet, any way you prepare sweet potatoes is fine by me. They’re delicious and good for you too. Tasty Sweet Potatoes are baked and then topped with butter, bacon, dried cranberries and drizzled with honey. Sweet potatoes are high in iron, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Natural compounds called carotenoids give sweet potatoes their rich color. Carotenoids are also antioxidants, which means they have the power to protect your cells from day-to-day damage.
Sweet Potato Facts
This edible tuber belongs to the morning glory family and is native to tropical areas of the Americas. There are many varieties of sweet potatoes but the two that are widely grown commercially are a pale sweet potato and the darker-skinned variety Americans tagged “yam” to distinguish it from its lighter-fleshed kin. In actuality, the true YAM is not related to the sweet potato at all.
Good For You
The pale sweet potato has a thin, light yellow skin and light yellow flesh. Its flavor is not sweet and after being cooked, it has a texture much like that of a white baking potato. The darker sweet potato has a thicker skin which can range in color from dark orange to pale red. The flesh is sweeter and moister than the pale variety and ranges in color from vivid to deep orange. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins A and C. Sweet potatoes are good for you and can be made in a multitude of different ways.