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The veggie in August is SWEET POTATOES!

Fun Facts and Banana Bites about sweet potatoes:

Did you know??

  • Sweet potatoes are sometimes called Yams.
  • They are known as one of the most nutritious vegetables available.
  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B Vitamins, calcium and fiber!
  • From sweet potato pie to candied sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, this vegetable has always been an important part of traditional cooking.
  • Sweet potatoes become sweeter as they ripen or cook.
  • The best time to buy sweet potatoes is between August and October. Check out your local farmers market to find some!
  • Despite the "sweet" name, sweet potatoes are better for you then regular potatoes, but you can cook them in the same ways and they are just as good! For example, try this recipe for Sweet Potato Fries!
  • You can also bake them, just like regular potatoes and top them with a little butter and brown sugar.

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