Sweet potato

Ipomoea batatas

General Information

The sweet potato or sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a plant of the bindweed family (Convolvulaceae). The sweet potato has an inulin-containing tuber, a thickening of the roots. It is the seventh most important food crop in the world and fifth in developing countries after rice, wheat, maize and cassava.

In contrast to the potato (which contains starch), the sweet potato contains inulin. Inulin digests more slowly than starch and is therefore better for diabetic patients.

Sweet Potato

Latin name: Ipomoea Batatas
Family plant name: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Central or South America

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 55mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20.1g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4.2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1.6g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 30mg 3%
Iron 0.61mg 4%
Potassium 337mg 8%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin B1 7%
Vitamin B2 5%
Vitamin B3 4%
Vitamin B5 16%
Vitamin B6 16%
Vitamin B9 3%
Vitamin C 3%
Vitamin E 2%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What properties does the sweet patato have?


    • It’s rich in an antioxidant called beta carotene, which is very effective at raising blood levels of vitamin A, particularly in children
    • Sweet potatoes are nutritious, high in fiber, very filling, and delicious. They can be eaten boiled, baked, steamed, or fried.
    • Sweet potatoes are usually orange but also found in other colors, such as white, red, pink, violet, yellow, and purple.
    • The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is an underground tuber.
    • Sweet potatoes are only distantly related to regular potatoes.


    How to Consume?

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