Sweet potatoes are an excellent alternative to regular white potatoes because they contain half the sugar and twice the minerals. Yams, which are also a good alternative to white potatoes, are not nearly as high in vitamins and minerals as sweet potatoes.
Sweet potatoes are typically eaten cooked, but can be eaten raw as well. To bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash, cut off the ends, and poke with a fork in several places. Bake on a baking sheet for 40-50 minutes or until they are soft throughout.
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