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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:07 PM

Why are NC sweet potatoes so desirable..? Meet Yamco in Snow Hill, NC, find recipes, nutrition and







Possible Applications for Yamco’s Aseptic Sweet Potato Puree:

Beverages: in turbid juices and drinks for color, taste & nutrition
Bakery: pies, muffins, cakes, donuts, bread, rolls, biscotti, etc., as dough inclusion and as a filling
Energy bar: as a nutritious ingredient and natural sweetener
Dairy fat replacer: a cost saving fat replacer in many applications including cheese sauces, spreads and sticks
Soups/sauces/gravies: healthy alternative to many ingredients, adds thickening properties, mouth feel, taste and nutrients
Baby food: excellent stand alone ingredient or can be added with other fruit or vegetable purees
Side dish: great with retail frozen dinners or Food service meals
Functional foods: healthy claims can be made using sweet potato puree as an ingredient regarding added vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, beta carotene, potassium, etc.
Ice cream: as a unique flavor and healthy sweetener source
Healthy snack foods: add a nutritionally potent low calorie ingredient to snacks, both sweet and salty
Meats: cost effective meat and fat replacer with ground beef, pork, chicken at up to 25% extender
Pet Food: can be used as a source of fiber, carbs, protein, etc.
Confectioneries: can be used in fudges and other candies

So what exactly makes sweet potatoes so nutritious?

BETA CAROTENE & VITAMIN A When eaten with the skin on*, a medium sweet potato has four times the recommended daily intake for beta carotene! Beta carotene is a precursor to vitamin A, meaning the body coverts it to vitamin A and it plays a vital role in vision, bone development and immune function. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, so be sure to eat your sweet potato with a little bit of fat, like a pat of butter, for maximum vitamin absorption.

VITAMIN C Like citrus, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, which helps fight infections, heal wounds and absorb iron. A medium sweet potato provides 35 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C.

MANGANESE Sweet potatoes are a good source of manganese, which helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and optimal thyroid function.

FIBER Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, a nutrient that bulks up food, keeping you full longer. Fiber also keeps your bowels healthy and lowers cholesterol. A medium sweet potato baked in its skin has 4 grams of fiber, more than a packet of instant oatmeal.

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES Sweet potatoes are made of complex carbohydrates (energy) that is released at a steady pace for a constant source of vitality, so no sugar highs or lows to worry about.

ANTIOXIDANTS Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidant activity compared to other vegetables. Antioxidants help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardio vascular disease.

LOW IN CALORIES A medium sweet potato (2 inches in diameter and 5 inches in length) is only about 100 calories when baked in the skin, making sweet potatoes an ideal food for weight management. It’s the all-natural 100-calorie pack – managing your weight just got easier!

Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:12 PM

1. K&R For later reading


Love sweet potatoes!

Starting to make homemade dog treats with them too...

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:42 AM

2. Great info.

I order sweet potatoes whenever offered and I buy them to cook at home. Love them with a touch of honey butter and cinnamon.

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