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  • Ellen Mary

Grow & Cook Sweet Potato

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Autumn harvests are some of the most satisfying in the kitchen garden and as we are cooking up those hearty dishes full of potatoes, butternut squash and pumpkin. One my favourites is Sweet Potato, interestingly not at all from the same botanical family as the classic potato although there are some similarities. They are full of Vitamin B1, B2 and B6 along with phosphorous, potassium and dietary fibre and all of that beta-carotenes converting into vitamin A, mean healthy eyes and glowing skin.

There are numerous health benefits that come from eating sweet potatoes. A single sweet potato provides you with 400% of the Vitamin A you need each day. This is essential for boosting your immune system and keeping your skin looking youthful and radiant. It helps to maintain the health of your eyes and reduces your risk of vision problems later on in life. (And if you do need glasses, do what I do and avoid stores by ordering online!)

They are also absolutely jam packed with Vitamin B1, B2 and B6 along with phosphorus, potassium and dietary fibre.

To read my full kitchen garden column, including growing tips and a tasty recipe in Feast Norfolk - click HERE

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