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Sweet potatoes, cayenne… in granola? Trust me, this turned out to be a wonderful savory cereal with a hint of sweetness. Of course you can always increase the sweet flavor… but I really have to say that I enjoyed this treat. Drizzling a little raw honey on it would be so scrumptious! You can use raw or lightly steamed sweet potatoes. It is all about digestion and how your body handles this tuber.
Sweet potato is not a high calorie starch food (has just 90 cal/100 gram). It doesn’t contain any saturated fats or cholesterol; and is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
The calorie content mainly comes from starch, a complex carbohydrate. Sweet potato starch raises the blood sugar levels slowly in comparison to simple sugars and therefore is recommended as a healthy food even for those with diabetes.
This tuber is excellent source of flavonoid phenolic compounds such as beta-carotene and vitamin A (100 g provides 14187 IU of vitamin A and 8509 mcg of β-carotene). This value is one of the highest in the root vegetables category. These compounds are powerful natural antioxidants. Vitamin A is also required by the body to maintain integrity of healthy mucus membranes and skin. It is also vital nutrient for vision. Consumption of natural vegetables and fruits rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
These delicious veggies are also packed with many essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), and thiamin (vitamin B-1), niacin, and riboflavin. Not only that but the humble sweet potato contains vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. Shew :) (Click here for the full article.)