These sweet potato facts can be used to help make decisions with regards to including sweet potato in your diet.
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You can use the following information to decide whether or not to include sweet potato in your diet.
Sweet potato (also known as "kumara") is:
- Low in Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol
- High in Vitamin A, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese
The nutritional value of sweet potato means that it's good for:
- Maintaining good general health
- Losing weight
- Gaining weight
The following table outlines the basic nutritional values of sweet potato.
|Preparation||Portion||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Fat (g)||Energy (kj)|
|Sweet potato - orange, peeled, boiled||1 (235g)||33||5.5||0||640|
|Sweet potato - white, peeled, boiled||1 (235g)||40.5||5||0||750|