Updated: Oct 25, 2020
aka Ipomoea batatas
Propagate : seedings , cuttings
Light : sunny
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Support Digestive Health : Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fibre, especially when you eat the skin. Fiber is important for your digestive health, preventing constipation and serious diseases, such as colon cancer.
They Help Stabilize Blood Sugar : The fiber and complex carbohydrates in sweet potatoes can help keep your blood sugar stable. And it can help you feel full longer. Sweet potato varieties also contain other substances that benefit stable blood sugar.
They Can Help Ease Stress and Anxiety : Sweet potatoes may help you relax. They’re high in magnesium, which has been shown to play a role in calming the brain.
They Can Help Fight Cancer : Sweet potatoes are a rich source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, especially in their skin. They have other anti-cancer properties, too.
They Can Help Boost Fertility : Vitamin A in sweet potatoes is an essential nutrient for healthy reproduction.
They Are Good for Your Eyes : Sweet potatoes contain several nutrients that have been linked to improved eye health and vision.