What is the use of sweet potatoes?
And there is no secret here. All those who intend to preserve their health for a long time are well aware that the sweet potato is considered one of the most useful plants in the world. With a low calorie content and an ideal glycemic index, it contains a maximum of vitamins, delicate fiber, micro and macro elements. Studies have shown that carbohydrates and yam proteins are absorbed many times better than from the usual potatoes.
In cooking, you can use absolutely all parts of the plant, which is a liana that can grow up to 5 meters: the stem, leaves, flowers, tubers. The magnitude of the latter depends on the growing conditions. At +10 degrees, the sweet potato can completely stop growing, not like starting fruiting. And in tropical climates, tubers can reach simply gigantic sizes: 7-10 kg.
The ground portion is added to salads, soaked beforehand to eliminate bitterness, and the tubers are good in any form: raw, boiled, baked, fried in oil.True, they are cooked very quickly and without peel can turn into a shapeless mucous mass. Known varieties as fodder, and vegetable and dessert. Depending on this, the taste of the sweet potato can resemble a potato, pumpkin or sweet melon.
The content of useful substances also depends on the belonging to a particular variety, which differ not only in shape (usually oblong), but also in color: white, cream, yellow, orange, pink, dark purple. Useful properties of the sweet potato can be described as follows:
- has anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, regenerating, energizing properties;
- prevents the development of diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- regulates water balance, pressure, cholesterol level;
- prevents the development of olpucholy;
- normalizes hormonal balance during menopause.
Bodybuilders prefer sweet potato as a means to build muscle. This fruit helps to get rid of excess weight, recover from stress, solve the problem with the stool. It fights perfectly with free radicals and improves the condition of the skin.