Sweet Potato contains extremely high nutritional value as compared to most other foods. It is usually grown throughout the tropical and warm temperature regions. It used to initially be cultivated in the Central American Region but later other countries like China, Uganda, Nigeria, Indonesia, Tanzania, Vietnam & India joined in. To grow a sweet potato all one needs to do is provide it with sufficient water and give it a little attention and you will see it successfully cultivating.
It is not only considered sweet for the taste buds or lucrative for eating but it is also very essential for your cardiovascular health. Sweet Potato is considered as one of the most high calorie starch food which does not contain saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
A sweet potato contains over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A, only 60 calories, 0.1gms fat, 0.1gms saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 13.8gms carbohydrates, 2.2gms dietary fiber, 1.3gms proteins, 25.2mg calcium & 315.4mg potassium.
Some of the healthy benefits of a sweet potato are: it is extremely high in vitamin b6 which helps degenerative diseases, including heart attacks; it is a good source of vitamin c which holds high importance to avoid viruses like cold, flu, etc and also plays a crucial role in tooth formation, digestion, blood cell formation & wound healing; it contains vitamin D which helps the overall immune system and also plays a vital role in energy levels, moods, heart, nerves, skin, teeth, etc.; it contains iron which is very important in production of blood cells, fighting stress, appropriate functioning of the immune & it contains magnesium which helps in relaxation of the body.