Sweet Potatoes Healthy Food Guide
Peak season: Fall and Winter
A veritable powerhouse of nutritional goodness, the sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato. And don’t call it a yam—it’s not even the same species! The sweet potato is a flowering perennial vine in the same family as morning glories, with delicious, starchy, tuberous roots.The Center for Science in the Public Interest calls sweet potatoes one of the most nutritious vegetables in the land. Instead of smothering sweet potatoes in butter and brown sugar, try one of these fresh ideas.