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As GMOs fail, Mozambique farmers turn to natural sweet potatoes to improve nutrition, yields and income

12/23/2014 - In an attempt to curb vitamin A deficiencies, Mozambican researchers have worked tirelessly to create a non-genetically modified (GM), vitamin-enriched sweet potato that comes in multiple varieties suitable for the climates in which they'll grow, according to a new report by SciDev.net. Dubbed the...

Sweet potatoes: Carotenoid-rich tubers that boost vision and fight disease

7/11/2014 - Sweet potatoes are the tuberous roots of the sweet potato vine, which thrives in the warmest regions of the world. They are characterized by the vivid colors of their flesh, which range from deep orange to light purple, and tend to be longer and thinner than regular white potatoes (to which they're...

Super healthy sweet potatoes are good for more than just baking (includes 2 recipes)

11/3/2013 - Sweet potatoes, or yams, are among the world's healthiest foods and most delicious foods. Their health benefits, including weight management and cancer fighting abilities, far exceed those of ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. They are great sources of vitamin A and also contain vitamin B6,...

Sweet potato nutrition - six amazing facts you need to know

11/12/2011 - One of the most nutritious foods on the traditional Thanksgiving menu is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer a host of health benefits (especially when cooked without the unnecessary sugar and marshmallows). If you want to raise health consciousness around the dinner table this...

Nine reasons to eat more sweet potatoes

3/1/2011 - Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrition. They are a great source of minerals such as manganese, folate, copper, and iron. The darker-colored variety is a great source of carotenes (precursor of vitamin A), vitamins C, B2, B6, E and biotin. Sweet potatoes are also a fantastic source of dietary fiber....

Sweet Potatoes: Improve Your Health with this Autumn Super Food

9/18/2009 - One of the most nutritious and beneficial foods that you can add to your diet is also one of the most famous of all the Fall comfort foods - sweet potatoes. Many Americans have this South American tuber (meaning root) as part of their Thanksgiving Day feast. Not only is this beautiful bright orange...

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