One medium sweet potato with the skin on (approximately 2 inches in diameter and 5 inches in length) contains:
100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A, which plays a role in vision, bone development and immune function.
4 grams of fiber, which can contribute to feelings of satiety or feeling “full” and can aid in digestion. Diets rich in foods containing fiber, such as fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.
440mg of potassium. Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
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