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Sweet Potatoes – Abundant In Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals

Sweet Potatoes – Abundant In Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals

Food And Nutrition, NEWS
All fruits and vegetables have particular times of the year when they are at their peak. As a matter of fact, in Nigeria, rarely would you see a fruit out of season on display in the markets – for the reason of unavailability. In the case of sweet potatoes, not only are they readily available and delicious, they have many benefits for your health. Sweet Potatoes are tuberous crops with the scientific name Ipomoea Batatas. In Nigeria, sweet potatoes are kind of house hold tubers, quite cheap, and readily available most of the year round. It is tropical herbaceous plant which, by the nature of its temperature requirement, can be grown throughout the country. In fact, Nigeria is the third largest producer of sweet potato in the world after China and Tanzania. The colour of the tuber varies f