In comparison, the sweet potato is more nutritious than potatoes and it is rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, fosfor, manganese, and pantothenic acid. The sweet potato also contains antioxidant compounds in large quantities, making it very effective to prevent free radical-caused damage. A recent study found that sweet potatoes contain phytonutrient that is color-based anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent.
One striking advantage of the sweet potato is its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. The sweet potatoes are sweeter than potatoes but lower in term of glycemic index. In other words, the sweet potato releases its natural sugar very slowly. Medium-sized sweet potato contains about 6.6 grams of dietary fiber that is used to control blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol. Research has found that extracts derived from sweet potatoes can increase your blood’s levels of the protein hormone adiponectin. When someone is low in adiponectin, they tend to have low insulin sensitivity. Adiponectin works to regulate your body’s insulin metabolizing processes.
Baking sweet potatoes is just as simple as baking regular potatoes. One of the big disadvantages of making baked potatoes is that it’s not exactly sharable. Rather than making French fries (don’t get me started about how bad buying prepared french fries are for you), try preparing your sweet potatoes with this food hack that is simple and sharable!
The potatoes are partially sliced across the short-edge along their length, and you might be thinking about how you can slice potatoes without cutting through. You can place chopsticks on both sides to give yourself a guide to avoid you from cutting them in half. Choose only potatoes that can sit well when placed on a flat surface and don’t forget to choose the flattest side to be cut up into a thin slice. You can use same method with carrots.
Once done, bake your potatoes and you will get two different skins, outside skin will come out French fry crispy while the inside skin will come out soft. You can also load them with herbs and toppings.