Sweet Potato or Yam?
|Actual sweet potatoes on the left, African yams on the right.|
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A; one medium sized tuber has nearly eight times an adult's needs. Additionally, the sweet contains considerable amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds which can be very important to people with IBS, arthritis, gout and other inflammation-related diseases and the tuber also has a very low glycemic index which is thought to be a benefit for those dealing with diabetes.
If they weren't so darn good, maybe we could see not adding them to our diets on a regular basis, but happily, these gems are quite tasty, and deserve to be grown and served more frequently than during the winter holidays!