Sweet potato facts

Yield: 1 servings

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-Never put sweet potatoes in your refrigerator unless they have first been cooked. They will develop a hard core and sunken spots and will spoil much faster than if you keep them at room temperature.

Leading varieties are Beauregard, Jewel, Centennial, Georgia Red, Nugget, and New Jersey Orange

One cup of cooked sweet potato provides 30 milligrams (50,000 IU) of Beta-carotene. (It would take 23 cups of broccoli to provide the same amount)

One medium sweet potato contains 135 to 155 calories.

The ranking states for production of sweet potatoes for production of sweet potatoes for 1992 were California, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia, according to the USDA The per capita consumption of sweet potatoes is approximately 6 pounds.

The National Cancer Society cites sweet potatoes as an excellent food to aid in the prevention of several common types of cancer.

Origin: The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1995 Canadian Edition. Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Sept/94.

From: Sharon Stevens Date: 09-23-94

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