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If you"re worried about whether or not sweet potatoes are a little too sweet for your low-sugar eating plan, don"t despair. Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and low glycemic food that you can enjoy in various tasty dishes. The cooking methods and ingredients you use to prepare sweet potatoes can affect their healthiness factor. Here"s the lowdown on this popular veggie.


Sweet Potato Nutrition Facts

One large sweet potato (180g) provides 162 calories, 3.6g of protein, 37g of carbohydrates, and 0.2g of fat. Sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA.


Calories: 162Fat: 0.1gSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3.9gSugars: 5.4gProtein: 3.6gVitamin A: 1730mcgVitamin C: 35.3mgPotassium: 855mg

Carbs

A large sweet potato has 37 grams of carbohydrates, with about 5 grams of naturally occurring sugar and about 4 grams of fiber.

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The glycemic index (GI) of sweet potato varies based on the preparation method and variety. Boiled sweet potatoes may have a GI as low as 41, while the value of roasted sweet potatoes can be as high as 93.