From the Field: Sweet Potatoes Take the Spotlight
MSU Extension Service
Sweet potatoes have been gaining in popularity over the last several decades. No longer are they reserved just for the holiday table, but you can enjoy them year-round as side dishes, desserts, soups and more. Even fast food restaurants have started including sweet potatoes in their menus!
And for good reason. Not only are sweet potatoes tasty, but they are good for you!
Sweet potatoes contain:
Vitamins A & C
Just take a look at this Food Factor video for ideas on how to eat them!
This time of year, we always love seeing the sweet potato harvest posts on social media. (@stephenlmeyers is a great Twitter follow if you’re interested in taters!)
Fun fact: Did you know Vardaman, MS is known as the Sweet Potato Capital of the World? The town hosts the Sweet Potato Festival during the first weekend of November each year. If you love festivals or sweet potatoes, this event has to be on your bucket list.
Posted on: September 8, 2017
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