Harvard Heart Letter

Vegetable of the month: Sweet potatoes

Although people often think of sweet potatoes as a Thanksgiving side dish, these root vegetables are available year-round. They’re becoming more popular, too: sweet potato consumption rose by nearly 42% between 2000 and 2016, according to the USDA. The many varieties of sweet potatoes belong to the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. The skins range in hue from almost white to dark red, with a few types sporting purple skin. Those unusual varieties may also…

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