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How to cook sweet potatoes?

Sweet potato it’s one of the most healthy foods in the world. Most people like to eat sweet potatoes. They use different methods of cooking sweet potatoes. Sweet potato consists of essential elements like Potassium, minerals, antioxidants and is replete with different kinds of vitamins. There are various colors and sizes of sweet potatoes, such as white, purple, and orange. It is highly nutritious and helps in weight loss. In the following article, we learn how to cook sweet potatoes? So please don’t skip the article from anywhere and read it carefully because it will be very useful for all of you guys.

What are sweet potatoes? 

Sweet Potatoes are a dicotyledonous plant; it belongs to the morning glory family. So, it is one of the most famous food crops in the United States, tropical America and Caribbean, Pacific Japan, and some parts of Russia. It is also a great source of beta carotene. 

Nutrition value of the sweet potatoes

126 grams of sweet potato consists of:

108 calorie, 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat, 19.7 g of carbohydrates, 2.68 grams of fiber, 0.9 milligrams of iron, 50.8 milligrams of calcium, 19. 9 milligrams of magnesium, 52.2 milligrams of phosphorus, 60 milligrams of Potassium, 306 milligrams of sodium, 0.9 mcg of Selenium, 12.8 milligrams of Vitamin C, folate is 7.55 mcg, choline is 14.8 milligrams, 823 mcg of vitamin A, beta carotene is 9470 mcg, vitamin K 5.1 mcg and cholesterol is 1.25 mg

Benefits of the sweet potatoes 

  • Sweet potatoes consist of essential nutrients that are good for health and prevent many diseases.
  • Due to carotenoids in sweet potatoes preventing the risk of cancer, the purple sweet potatoes consist of a natural compound called anthocyanin that helps lower the risk of colorectal cancer.
  • Different compounds present in sweet potatoes control blood sugar levels.
  • Sweet potatoes consist of a large amount of Beta carotene and vitamin A. These components prevent the eyes from many eye diseases. 
  • Purple sweet potatoes prevent obesity.

How to cook sweet potato 

Lemon-Herb Sauce with Grilled Sweet potatoes

Ingredients 

One small onion, finely diced

Crumbled lemon and half a cup of lemon juice. 

Sweet potatoes, well-scrubbed, well cut into a thick round shape.

Olive oil, Kosher salt, and pepper

One tablespoon

Small chilies, two tablespoons finely chopped

Fresh mint chopped

Plain Greek yogurt

Method 

Take a bowl, put onion and lemon juice, and mix it well. Then take another bowl, place sweet potatoes in it, and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and black paper mix well all these ingredients.

After that, cook the sweet potatoes for about 5 to 6 minutes, till it gets crispy.

Take a plate drizzling Greek yogurt on it, then place sweet potatoes onto the yogurt, add the mixture of diced onions, crush lemon and chilies. In the end, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garnish with chopped mint.

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