Sweet potatoes can be used as snacks, ranging from a simple one, the boiled, until chips, balls, and porridge. Shaved rojak is often added with sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes contain carotenoids, especially lutein and lycopene, a powerful tool to to protect against coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer, and increase endurance.
Later, sweet potato is identified as a foodstuff with high antioxidant properties. The antioxidants are, such as chlorogenic, isochlorogenic, and caffeic acids. Sweet potatoes also contain potassium, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E, which increase antioxidants.
Therefore, sweet potatoes can be considered as a functional food that can prevent and improve health problems. Sweet potatoes can also cope with constipation and eye irritation as a result of lack of lutein.
Sap in sweet potatoes could help bowel movements to prevent constipation. A high fiber can also prevent this constipation.
Well, sweet potatoes shouldn't be peeled because the outer skin contain caffeic acid which has tough antioxidant properties. The caffeic acid is a phenolic that could be a shield against virus and prevent cancer.
Cultivating sweet potatoes is enough by washing clean. If it's needed, the skin is brushed a little. After that, sweet potatoes are ready to be processed. It can be steamed, boiled, or fried.
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