Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sweet Potato FAQs

Camel coming for more information on sweet potatoes


Q. Are sweet potatoes really just potatoes that are sweet?

Q. What's the other plant that George Washington is famous for?
Q. Who is George Washington Carver, and what did he do for sweet potatoes?

Q. What state is the leading producer of sweet potatoes?

Q. What is the official vegetable of North Carolina?

Q. So how can you get lots of sweet potatoes into your body?

Q. How nutritious are sweet potatoes, anyway?

Q.  Are sweet potatoes really just potatoes that are sweet? 
A.  No, sweet potatoes are roots, compared to regular potatoes which are tubers (underground stems).
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Q.  What's the other plant that George Washington is famous for? 
A.  Our first president, George Washington grew sweet potatoes on his farmland in Mount Vernon, Virginia. [   Back to Top ]
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Q.  Who is George Washington Carver, and what did he do for sweet potatoes? 
A.  George Washington Carver, a famous scientist, developed 118 products from sweet potatoes including glue for postage stamps and starch for sizing cotton fabrics.
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Q.
  What state is the leading producer of sweet potatoes? 
A.  North Carolina is the leading producer of sweet potatoes in the United States, producing around 40% of the national supply. Most of the production is concentrated east of Interstate 95. [   Back to Top ]

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Q.  What is the official vegetable of North Carolina? 
A.  You guessed it! Sweet potatoes are the official vegetable for North Carolina.[   Back to Top ]

Q.  So how can you get lots of sweet potatoes into your body? 
A.  Sweet potatoes are a superfood and they taste great! They are excellent accompaniments to poultry, pork, beef, lamb or seafood. They can also be substituted in virtually any recipe that calls for apples, squash or white potatoes.[   Back to Top ]

 

 

Q.  How nutritious are sweet potatoes, anyway? 
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·         Sweet potatoes are high in Beta-Carotene and vitamins E and C

·         Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber when eaten with the skin on

·         Sweet potatoes offer other nutrients such as potassium, iron and vitamin B-6

·         Sweet potatoes are fat-free and cholesterol-free

·         They have been recently reclassified as an "antidiabetic" food

·         They are anti-0inflammatory and can protect against emphysema [   Back to Top ]

 sweet potatoes are a bigh hit!


 

 

 


 

  
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