30 Dec Sweet potato purée
Sweet Potatoes are known to be the staple food in many countries. These nutritious and delicious root vegetables are a great source of potassium, fibre, vitamins and different essential nutrients. Also known as the Ipomea batatas, sweet potatoes contain several nutrients and are also packed with quite a few medicinal benefits. They contain anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic virtues. They are a natural source of vitamin B5, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and beta-carotenoids therefore, showcasing an orange appearance. The presence of vitamin A in sweet potatoes help body fight infections off and develops resistance towards further infections. Furthermore, the presence of magnesium in sweet potatoes brings down the risk of development of Type- II diabetes in individuals.
Mostly, ‘Sweet potatoes’ are referred to as ‘yams’ even though they are two totally unrelated things. Yams come in a dry texture giving out a starchier content than the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes on the other hand, are creamier and soft.
Now that we have done a background check on sweet potatoes let’s take a quick tour into its benefits.
Lowers Cancer risk
Being an excellent source of beta carotene, sweet potatoes carry a plant pigment that acts as a robust antioxidant in the body. It is turned into an active form of vitamin A as it’s a provitamin. Anti-oxidants like beta-carotene can prevent cellular damage and help avoid conditions like cancer.
Enriched with fibre, sweet potatoes can prevent constipation and promote a healthy digestive tract and regularity. High dietary fiber intake can also reduce the risk of colorectal cancers.
Protecting eye health
Being rich in provitamin A and beta-carotene, sweet potatoes can maintain your eye’s health. Sweet potato provides an ample amount of Vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant and helps protect your body from various health conditions.
Including sweet potatoes in your daily diet can provide you with Vitamin C, which is an essential source of building up the immune system. Vitamin C also enhances iron absorption and therefore bring down a person’s risk of iron deficiency anaemia.
Sweet potatoes help reduce the risk of inflammation and obesity. They contain choline, a nutrient that helps with muscle movement, learning and memory and supports the nervous system. High consumption of choline helps managing inflammation.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin B and C, calcium, iron, selenium, and anti-oxidant beta carotene. Sun Impex delivers to you a bundle of premium-quality sweet potatoes with rich nutrients packed in purée form. Only the best is handpicked and processed directly from the farm to the factory and is created into the finest purée in a jar. Use Sun Impex’s smooth and silk textured purée to make assorted biscuits, pies and much more.