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10/4/19 7:27 A



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You can also get lower carb potatoes which are a bit lower in calories and fibre. My usual is 40% lower carb and the other one I don't buy so often is 12% lower. I eat them so I can eat more protein. Can't really afford to lower my fats because I had to push to eat more (WAS very low fat)

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10/3/19 12:27 P

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Thanks to everybody for the interesting info and recipe ideas. I really appreciate it and am looking forward to experimenting!



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10/3/19 11:51 A

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I like this article for describing the differences: paleoflourish.com/types-of-sweet-potatoes-
with-images-and-why-you-should-eat-them


Quick summary:
orange flesh versions are very high in beta carotene (vitamin A), low in vitamin C, and are quite sweet
Japanese (purple skin, white flesh) are very high in vitamin C, low in beta carotene, and are even more sweet (and are significantly higher in calories due to the higher sugar content)
white flesh with brownish skin are high in vitamin C, low in beta carotene, and not as sweet
all purple (skin and flesh) are high in vitamin C, low in beta carotene, and not as sweet

Personally, I prefer the flavour and texture of the more common orange flesh versions. The purple is interesting to add in for visual contrast, but I was a bit disappointed in the Japanese flavour / texture (it tastes like "sugar" to me - without the interesting other flavour notes that are found in the orange flesh versions). While I understand that there are some important nutrients found in high quantities in the Japanese sweet potatoes, I honestly didn't enjoy them enough to include them on a regular basis.

Try them each baked, roasted (cubed and tossed with just a touch of avocado or olive oil), or made in to oven-baked "fries" to get a feel for which you like best. I love to toss some roasted cubes in with black beans and quinoa with a nut-butter dressing --- or chop them smaller and add them in to breakfast egg "muffins" or a breakfast strata.

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10/3/19 10:10 A

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Wow! Never knew there were white and purple sweet potatoes. I must investigate. Thanks for the question!

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10/3/19 8:51 A

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The white ones don't have the same levels of Vitamin A which ordinary ones are very high in.

They are firmer, less squishy, more like a normal potato, less sweet too.



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10/3/19 7:13 A

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I find the white to be slightly less sweet, but they all have pretty much the same flavor profile. They can make a lovely hash together with some onions and bell peppers.

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10/2/19 5:44 P

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Does anybody know the differences between white, purple and orange sweet potatoes? I have a variety of them in my CSA bag and am trying to learn.

Thanks!



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