Sweet potatoes day

Sweet potatoes day

16/10/2011 0 By Casa Spa dAlma

In June this year we planted 5 rows of sweet potatoes. They grow so easily, just water them well once a week and that is enough.
This summer has been hot and no rain at all, normally we take the potatoes out in September but since it didn’t rain we left them until today.

Taking out the potatoes I was really surprised by their size and quantity. Big and many, enough for the whole year. Some potatoes are so enormous that they could feed a whole family. We used them for lunch today and I will give you this simple but delightful recipe.

Peel some potatoes and cook them, really be on top of them because they are easily cooked to much.
Peel some cloves of garlic (I used three big ones)
Three spoons of olive oil
2 dl of yoghurt (unsweetened)
a teaspoon of fennel seeds
freshly ground black pepper
a little bit of oreganos

put the potatoes in a low dish and pour the yoghurt mix on top.


Health Benefits of Sweet Potato :

  1. Sweet potato is rich in Vitamin A (betacarotene) and Vitamin C. Both Vitamins A and C are powerful antioxidants that work in the body to remove free radicals, this free radicals are chemicals that damage cells.

  2. Sweet potato is good for stomach ulcers and inflamed conditions of the colon.

  3. It is beneficial for low blood pressure.

  4. May be helpful for hemorrhoid because of its high fiber content.

  5. Sweet potato is a good food for people involved in heavy muscular work, since this food is high in vitamins and minerals.

  6. Sweet potato may help prevent cancer in glands and organs with epithelial tissue due to its high Vitamin A content.

  7. Sweet potato is a good food for diabetics, because it helped stabilize blood sugar levels.

We, in Spa d’Alma use them in a lot of different dishes, delicious.