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18 Dec

Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes are so brilliantly orange thanks to their alpha and beta carotene. The body converts these compounds into the active form of vitamin A, which helps keep your eyes, bones and immune system healthy. These phytochemicals also operate as antioxidants, sweeping up disease-promoting free radicals. One medium sweet potato—or about 1/2 cup—provides nearly four times the recommended daily value of vitamin A, plus some vitamin C and B6, potassium, manganese and lutein and zeaxanthin, prompting the Center for Science in the Public Interest to call it one of the most nutritious vegetables in the land. Ok maybe not THE most nutritious, but certainly one of….

For a fabulous yet simple winter goodness recipe see the following link:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-winter-vegetables-recipe/index.html

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Posted by on December 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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