- A rich source of beta carotene.
- A good source of vitamins C and B-6 folate, and potassium.
- Naturally sweet and high in fiber.
Although the two vegetables are unrelated, sweet potatoes are often called yams in the Inited Sates and Canada. Sweet potatoes are alos not related ot the common white potato. In therir own righ , however, these sweet tubers are highly nutritious, and their rich, sweet flavor belies their humble origins as a New world plant that was introduced ot Europeans by Columbus and other explorers..