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Oven Sweet Potato Fries

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Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I'm concerned about the canola oil. From what I've read, coconut oil would be better (yes, it's saturated fat, but its medium-chain triglycerides have a beneficial effect on the body). And for the reader who adds Splenda--!!!! Why don't...
Oven Sweet Potato Fries

38 Reviews for Oven Sweet Potato Fries

03/23/2014
Anonymous
oil

Yes, sweet potatoes have vitamin A and they are delicious. They are more healthy than regular french fries.
BUT it is so important to know about oils and why we should now know more about how important coconut oil is. Especially for our brains and importance to think clearly and focus!!

thank you

I love sweet potatoes which can also be healthy EXCEPT
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Anonymous wrote 18 weeks 6 days ago

Doesn't Coconut oil break

Doesn't Coconut oil break down at these temps as well?

12/12/2013
Anonymous
Easy Prep, Wrong Oil

While this is an easy recipe, the choice of oil is not preferred. Canola oil doesn't tolerate high cooking temps. In addition, many people are developing an (or have been for decades) allergy to canola oil. It causes intestinal distress. It was originally developed as an industrial use oil in Canada and was made palatable. We have found that rice bran oil is an excellent substitute and does not break down due to high heat.

Easy Prep
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12/12/2013
Anonymous
Easy Prep, Wrong Oil

While this is an easy recipe, the choice of oil is not preferred. Canola oil doesn't tolerate high cooking temps. In addition, many people are developing an (or have been for decades) allergy to canola oil. It causes intestinal distress. It was originally developed as an industrial use oil in Canada and was made palatable. We have found that rice bran oil is an excellent substitute and does not break down due to high heat.

Easy Prep
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09/10/2013
Anonymous
Terrible

This recipe does not work. The potatoes burned at the temperature stated in the recipe in the first 10 min of cooking.

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02/03/2012
Anonymous
nutrition facts based on science

Canola oil and splenda are both perfectly healthy for people who have diet control. This is based on peer reviewed public researchers done by qualified scientists at leading academic institutions. GMOs are actually good for the environment because herbicide resistant crops allow for reduced herbicide usage on canola. Also we are not eating the GMO part because that is protein and to make a good oil it is gleaned of all DNA. The only problem here might be with large companies owning the seed technology and the splenda, but it is the lack of government regulation that leads to the success of these companies. By the way - excellent recipe and versatile in terms of types of spices to use.

canola oil, sweet potatoes, baked
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29 comments

Anonymous wrote 43 weeks 5 days ago

GMO's are good for the

GMO's are good for the environment!? Are you crazy!?

Anonymous wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

You've got to be kidding me!

You've got to be kidding me!

Anonymous wrote 1 year 13 weeks ago

anonymous monsanto

anonymous monsanto representative

Anonymous wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Unbelievable, the comments

Unbelievable, the comments posted by "Anonymous" person must be a paid dis information specialist. GMO's take more pesticides than regular crops. Look it up. The fiction to get them to be allowed was they took less pesticides ...turned out to be fiction. Splenda is highly questionable as it is engineered and my cause the runs among other maladies. Steviea and Agava are plants from nature. The other sad fact is often the labs that test these products for safety are owned by the companies that want to market the product or the are paid big bucks to come back with a good report or the overseers are on the Corp payroll. There are so many ways around the truth.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

GMOs are GOOD for the

GMOs are GOOD for the environment?! Are you NUTS?

Anonymous wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Immediately upon reading the

Immediately upon reading the original comment, my jaw dropped at how misinformed this person is, not unlike the majority of people who have not done their own research. I was extremely proud of the others who commented, who felt compelled to set the false information straight for any future readers. I endlessly thank you.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 36 weeks ago

I don't know where you heard

I don't know where you heard that GMOs are good for the environment (if it was from peer reviewed research by "qualified scientists" I can assure you that those scientists either had a different agenda and/or have since been the target of ridicule from the entire scientific community). In fact it's exactly the opposite. GMOs actually increase the use of herbicides because farmers no longer worry about applying too much thereby killing their crops. Additionally, the expansion of GMOs (particularly glyphosate-resistant, or "Round-up ready" crops) has reduced the variety of herbicides on the market. Because crops are resistant this herbicide, scientists are no longer motivated to develop new herbicides (a lengthy and expensive process). Therefore, farmers are forced to use the particular herbicide (Round-up), which will eventually cause all vegetation (even weeds) to become resistant to it.

Good for the environment? I think not.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

If only it were true that

If only it were true that herbicide resistant crops resulted in less herbicide usage instead of herbicide resistant weeds and consequently more herbicide use...Epic Fail

Anonymous wrote 2 years 40 weeks ago

to all of you who believe

to all of you who believe this garbage, I feel for you. GMO's are leading to the death mother nature and the human race. And Splenda, be real! Why would anyone put anything in or onto their body's that is not "real". "Perfectly safe" just like all those drugs being pulled off the market, just like the American Heart Association Diet (which causes diabetes, by the way), and just like smoking. Remember when that was considered safe? Open your eyes, people, and don't believe everything you hear. Think for yourself. There is lots of information out there, read it and make an informed decision.

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