Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are edible roots belonging to the morning-glory family. While sweet potatoes have yellow or orange flesh, their skin may vary in color from white to garnet or purple. The darker-skinned varieties of sweet potato have vivid orange, sweet flesh that produces a much moister texture than their lighter-skinned kin. Unlike "white" potatoes, sweet potatoes are a low-glycemic … [Read more...]


Potatoes are member of the Solanaceae family and are the number one vegetable crop in the world. In recent years, we've discovered there's a dark side to this seemingly innocuous "comfort food". White potatoes are a high glycemic index food that rivals pure sugar in its ability to spike blood sugar levels, which contributes to weight gain and increases the risk for diabetes. They are also … [Read more...]

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