Sweet Potato

 

Life is sweeter with this energising vegetable packed with nutrients and flavour. Rich in vitamin C and niacin (vitamin B3), and a source of vitamin B6 sweet potato gives you the fuel to win the day.

What nutrients in sweet potato boosts mood?
  • Fibre
  • Potassium
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin E
  • Carbohydrates
  • Beta-carotene (antioxidant)

 

*When eaten as part of a healthy varied diet.

How To Store And Prepare

Store
  • Pantry

Top Tip: Avoid keeping sweet potatoes in the fridge and instead store in a cool dark place to keep them from drying.

Prep
  • Toss
  • Boil
  • Roast
  • Mash
  • Bake
  • Blend

Top Tip: Blend cooked sweet potato for a hearty soup base.

When Are They In Season?

Sweet potatoes are available year-round.

 

How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a sweet potato (150g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

Did you know?

Sweet potatoes come in different colours: gold, red, white and purple. The gold variety is the most popular in Australia!

Nutrition Information Panel

The nutrition facts for ½ sweet potato baked (150g) are:

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How Much Should You Eat?

The recommended amount of vegetables you should eat is 5 serves per day.

(Source: Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2013)

Half a sweet potato (150g) counts as 1 serve of vegetables.

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