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Okinawan Sweet Potato (Japanese sweet potato/yam) 
Although these are native to North America, and not Japan, they serve as the main carbohydrate source in the traditional diet of the Okinawan people, the longest-living people in the world. 
So what’s good about this purple sweet potato? It has all the nutrients the average American person lacks! One potato (~180g) has 700% of the Daily Recommended Value of Vitamin A. Unlike others foods like nuts & oils which are rich in Vitamin E, this sweet potato has the antioxidant without the extra fats. 
High in fiber
Rich in Vitamins A, C, B6 
Good source of Potassium, Iron, & Calcium 
Low to medium GI (Glycemic Index) 
It’s also really tasty & easy to prepare! They can be found at any Asian market or even regular markets marked as “Japanese sweet potato/yam.” But from my understanding, all sweet potatoes are generally as nutritious.  
Poke the sweet potato with a fork several times all around
Wrap in a wet paper towel
Microwave for 5 minutes, turning once at 2.5 minutes. 
~Geraldine 
PS: This was from New Year’s day! 

Okinawan Sweet Potato (Japanese sweet potato/yam) 

Although these are native to North America, and not Japan, they serve as the main carbohydrate source in the traditional diet of the Okinawan people, the longest-living people in the world. 

So what’s good about this purple sweet potato? It has all the nutrients the average American person lacks! One potato (~180g) has 700% of the Daily Recommended Value of Vitamin A. Unlike others foods like nuts & oils which are rich in Vitamin E, this sweet potato has the antioxidant without the extra fats. 

  • High in fiber
  • Rich in Vitamins A, C, B6 
  • Good source of Potassium, Iron, & Calcium 
  • Low to medium GI (Glycemic Index) 

It’s also really tasty & easy to prepare! They can be found at any Asian market or even regular markets marked as “Japanese sweet potato/yam.” But from my understanding, all sweet potatoes are generally as nutritious.  

  • Poke the sweet potato with a fork several times all around
  • Wrap in a wet paper towel
  • Microwave for 5 minutes, turning once at 2.5 minutes. 

~Geraldine 

PS: This was from New Year’s day! 

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    mmm kamote
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    Ouhh, i want some sweet YAM (:
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