They’re not just delicious, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch – just one medium sweet potato provides 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A! These special spuds are also rich in the antioxidant lycopene and fibre providing a whopping 6g per medium veggie. And, the potassium they contain can counteract sodium and may help to promote a healthy blood pressure. More and more research suggests that getting enough potassium from a diet rich in veggies and fruits could be just as important as reducing sodium intake as far as preventing high blood pressure is concerned. Yes, they contain more sugars but they actually have a low glycaemic index so they won’t spike your blood glucose levels. nutritionally speaking, sweet potatoes are a fab choice.
Try this tasty recipe for herby sweet potato wedges.
2 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh thyme or rosemary leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.
Cut the washed potatoes into wedges and place in a roasting tin.
Drizzle with oil and use your hands to ensure they’re coated well.
Sprinkle with herbs and season well with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden.