Amazing health benefits of sweet potatoes

Depending upon the variety, of which there are about 400, the skin and flesh of the sweet potato may be almost white, cream, yellow, orange, pink, or deep purple, although white/cream and yellow-orange flesh are most common. Also, the sweetness, flavour, texture and nutrients of its varieties are different.

Commonly called sweet potato, in Nigeria it is called ba-fadamee in Hausa, ediam-umani in Ibibio, ji-bekee or nduku in Ibo, and anamo or odukun in Yoruba.

According to the USDA’s national nutrient database, sweet potato is packed with fibre, several mineral and vitamins such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, Iron and Vitamin D, among others.

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