July brings us the sweet potato as this month’s SUPERFOOD. Did you know that sweet potatoes and yams are not the same food, and they each contain different nutrients?
As with other bright orange vegetables, sweet potatoes provide beta carotene, along with vitamin C, calcium, iron and fiber. Also, one sweet potato provides a whole day’s supply of vitamin A. To maximize nutrients, choose sweet potatoes that are dark orange; and, look for firm sweet potatoes that have smooth skin, free of cracks and soft spots.