Sweet potatoes originated in Central and South America. However, archaeologists have found prehistoric remnants of sweet potato in Polynesia from around A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1100, according to the radiocarbon dating.
Orange sweet potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene. While purple skinned sweet potatoes are richer in anthocyannis.
Five very interesting facts on sweet potatoes:
- That they are high in vitamin B6.
- They are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to accelerate wound healing. It also helps produce collagen which helps maintain your skins youthful elasticity.
- They contain vitamin D. Which helps to absorb calcium for strong healthy bones, hair, and teeth.
- They contain iron, which assists with energy levels as well as the production of red and white blood cells.
- Sweet potatoes are called sweet potatoes due to their natural sugars. Their natural sugars are slowly released into your bloodstream, helping produce a balanced source of energy.
Did you know?
Just one sweet potato may give you up to 400% of the vitamin A that you need each day!