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Author Topic: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?  (Read 4839 times)

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Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« on: July 20, 2006, 12:54:14 AM »
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The Sweet Potato Is King
A nearly perfect food that's low in calories and sky-high in everything else

If you don't eat sweet potatoes very often, or only at holiday time when they're smothered in melted marshmallow goo and baked until they're unrecognizable, you're missing out on one of nature's truly perfect foods. They're low in calories, high in fiber, great for diabetics and people who are carbohydrate sensitive, and packed with vitamins and minerals. So good for you is the humble sweet potato that Nutrition Action Healthletter once rated it the number one healthiest vegetable. Because it's so delectable and versatile, the sweet potato is one of my favorite foods.

http://www.preventio...1-108-2754-1,00.html

i didnt eat much sweet potato but i am going to eat steamed sweet potatoes as breakfast from now on.

so this was my breakfast this morning, just plain japanese sweet potatoes. :)
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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006, 04:59:13 AM »
My "normal" dinner is steak, sweet potato and broccoli.

So I suppose I must like sweet potato. (or I would have asked my "complementary one" to change the meal.)

Sweet potatoes have just about replaced the "normal" potato in my family's diet. (except when we have potato and leak soup - which id tomorrow night's dinner - I have now been informed.

... and I prefer their taste, too!

Harry.

PS Ugly looking things "in the raw" though ......  still, so am I!!!!


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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006, 05:11:57 AM »
I have never seen purple sweet potatoes before, only the orange ones.

I like mine baked in the skins with concentrated orange juice & brown sugar.

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006, 06:41:07 AM »
They're very popular in the southeastern United States, where I live.  Taste great.
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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 08:50:33 AM »
damn i had no idea humans liked to eat these.

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006, 09:09:35 AM »
damn i had no idea humans liked to eat these.

We are human? I thought I was a zombie*.  :P

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006, 05:24:19 PM »
er, what does a sweet potato taste like - is it like a sugary potato? (genuine question.)

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2006, 05:36:45 PM »
It's not really like a potato at all. More like a cross between a carrot and a pumpkin pie.

But yes, it is kind of sweet. but I wouldn't say sweet like a fruit would be.

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 05:53:30 PM »
hmm, not what i'd call appetising.  :(

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006, 06:11:57 PM »
You can bake one just like a white potato, then slap some butter on.  It's sweeter and has more flavor, and is WAY more nutritious than a white potato.

Actually, you can cook them any way you'd cook a white potato.  Bake, mash, fry, grill - whatever.

They're not related botanically to white potatoes.

I'm a big fan.   :D
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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2006, 05:09:02 AM »
Sweet potato pie tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie. It's just a bit more orange in color.

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Re: Do you like/eat Sweet Potato?
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2006, 08:21:30 PM »
Years ago I moved into a house in Brisbane, Australia which had a large (12 ft high) retaining wall built of railway sleepers.

A vine started to grow on the wall, and after a while these large tubors appeared..... some hanging on the vine, others part submerged in the siol of the embankment.  They were 3-4 inches diameter and about 12 inches long. 

Not knowing what they were, I cut them off and disposed them (before the kids got "poisoned"???).

A year or so later, my wife remarked that they looked something like a sweet potato.  So we cooked one up ......

And it was really tasty....  (i.e. we survived the taste test!)

The vine kept us in sweet potato for some years......

Harry.

PS In Oz we use them like a potato (substitute), as a vegetable in roast meals, etc.

My wife says they are good for me...........  (makes you wonder though.....)