Sweet potatoes have a low GI rating, correct? How many carbs does one sweet potato provide? Are they healthier than a normal potato?
Yes a little lower GI and a little more fiber then a regular tater. A very good substitute IMO, has about 27-30gr of carbs per 4oz.
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A sweet potato is more yellow-golden in the inside.
A yam is the orange inside.
S.P.- 6.7c per ounce
Yam- 8.4c per ounce
Yams are actually lower-GI than sweet potatoes, although I usually think of yams as sweeter. Either way, you're doing yourself a huge favor by eating these; some of the best overall complex carbs you can find!
130g sweet tater=30g carbs
I'm going to start incorporating these into my diet.
Anyone have any good recipes for it? I went to Outback Steakhouse a few nights ago, and they use brown sugar, cinnamon, and some butter with it. It was really good. I would probably use something else instead of butter while I'm cutting.
Twice baked sweet potatos - with cinnoman . Can't go wrong with that!
I don't mind sweet potatoes, but I absolutely love chopping baked potatoes and throwing them on the skillet with some garlic and herb seasoning.
the local grocery store (publix) sells em pre-shrink wrapped so you can just pop em in the microwave and they self steam. I'm thinking i need to get some of the pumpkin pie spices to shake on them
hmm... i never thought of putting those in my diet before.. i going to have to try it now..
I usually just eat them raw, they're all sweet and crunchy and portable. Plus it's fun to watch all the strange looks while you're wandering around eating a sweet potato like a banana.
Then I added cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and the splenda brown sugar they have out now. I mashed them all up together and it tasted excellent. Pretty much like one of those Outback sp's that was mentioned earlier. I didn't measure out the various seasonings, so you'd just have to eyeball it and season to taste. Good stuff.