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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Does sweet potato skin have the same nutritional value as the inside?

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DaMoot 0 · December 29, 2013 at 6:21 PM

The skins of most root vegetables tend to carry significant nutrients and fibre.There is nothing dangerous or unhealthy about eating the skins of most root veggies. At least this is what I've always been lead to believe, and it's never let me... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I've been reading about oxalates and it is pretty scary stuff. What I can't seem to find though, is where exactly the oxalates are in sweet potato. I can't seem to find any info on this. It would make sense that the oxalates are mostly... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · April 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM

To be more specific I have heard that percentage of total oxalates is present as calcium oxalate in Sweet potato leaves. The percentage or content of the oxalate varies depending on how it is consumed. For example: 1. Sweat potato... (more)

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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

Any idea what's really in the sweet potato skin? Is there a good reason to or not to eat it with the sweet potato? I usually eat the skins when I get organic. Just not sure if it's a significant gut irritant and my n=1 has produced mixed... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · April 02, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Go for it, it won't kill you. If it's organic then the most it could do is give your liver a bit of a workout via hormesis. We are human, hence well adapted omnivores, so our ability to handle plant toxins is actually quite good, except for... (more)

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by 215 · about 7 hours ago

I go through about 3-4 pounds of Asian sweet potatoes per day (I know, that's a lot of fricking sweet potatoes) and I'm getting a little bored with just microwaved. The sweet potatoes I eat are the ones that aren't as sweet as the orange ones,... (more)

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paint94979 0 · February 05, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Microwaving sweet potatoes is not appealing to me with that said wraping them in foil, baking at 400* for 1.5 hrs and coat with butter is the only way I eat them SOOOO good

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

My main source of carbs has always been kabocha squash and sweet potatoes of all different types but recently it seems like my stomach is reacting weirdly. I used to eat at least 3-4 large sweet potatoes each day but now whenever I do that I... (more)

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cfw1234 0 · January 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM

@Methodician I would guess my total might be around 1900 and probably around 20% is fat but I think most is vegetables. As far as egg whites I usually eat the hard boiled egg white very well cooked but thanks maybe I'll try including some red... (more)

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by 2302 · about 7 hours ago

I have recently gotten into resitant starches (hadn't even heard about them before!) and my research is still pretty new/lacking. I have a Spartan Race (2+ hours of running & obstacles) on Saturday and I do my due diligence to carb load for... (more)

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daz 0 · October 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM

"How many grams of sweet potato would I need to eat to hit 50g resistant starch?" Quite a bit going by this (pdf) study, in the the study the RS content per 100g of cooked sweet potato varied between 1.13g/100g & 3.88g/100g. The... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

can someone help me find the answer? I've heard lots of conflicting information.. How many carbs in a cup of quartered sweet and regular potatoes?

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AxialGentleman 0 · October 07, 2013 at 2:58 AM

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/search http://cronometer.com Or, once the shutdown is over: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

Does anyone have an accurate source for the macros of purple sweet potatoes? I'm interested in both the purple skin/white flesh and white skin/purple flesh varieties. I've seen both ~86 and ~130 calories per 100g thrown around, with little... (more)

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Johnny_Blaze 0 · July 17, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on the purple skin/purple flesh. http://www.stokesfoods.com/nutrition.htm

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hello everyone, After reading the Mark's Daily Apple article here about sweet potatoes: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/difference-yams-sweet-potatoes/ I decided to try and find some purple sweet potatoes. There are only 3 stores in my area I... (more)

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by 787 · about 7 hours ago

Has anyone else experienced sweet potatoes being great for skin conditions? Is the only explanation the high vitamin A? I've had spots come & go on my right cheek for years, nothing massively nasty but consistent none the less, with the... (more)

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by 1005 · about 7 hours ago

When I take the fries out of the oil and put them on the plate, there is a lot of olive oil. Is this too much? (it's delicious) Would it be better to soak it up into paper towels? (more)

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paint94979 0 · May 09, 2013 at 1:33 AM

you shouldn't be cooking sweet potato fries in olive oil... im betting that oil was cooked at high temp? I just baked some the other night and i drizzled 2 tablespoons over them and then tossed them in 3 tablespoons of grass fed butter before... (more)

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by 115 · about 7 hours ago

There seems to be hundreds of questions concerning oxalate-rich food (such as spinach, but also sweet potatoes), but I didn't find a satisfactory answer somewhere regarding if you should avoid eating spinach or such on a daily basis. We already... (more)

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Michelle_41 0 · April 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I would say that, on average, spinach in particular would result in a net loss of minerals, because it is SO high in oxalate. Most (though not all) other oxalate-containing foods are nowhere near this high. As for your other questions, I'll tackle... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I eat at my school's dining hall, and they usually have oven baked sweet potatoes. That's pretty much the only carb I eat other than vegetables. But sometimes, the dining hall only has sweet potato fries and "regular" mashed potatoes, none of... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 25, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Why not just decline them? By the sounds of it you don't have your heart set on either. I figure that if I'm indifferent to a choice then the truth is that I don't really want either. Thought for food ;) See what I did there?

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I'm looking for some good paleo-strict sweet potato recipes. Any ideas?

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primalpat 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Oh man, sweet potatoes are GOD'S FOOD!!!!!!! Peel 'em. Slice 'em into fry like shapes. Pour melted beef fat over 'em, toss 'em with salt, pepper, some garlic powder, maybe some cinnamon, or chili pepper. Dump 'em onto a baking sheet, and bake the... (more)

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by 2302 · about 8 hours ago

A couple questions for this...if having a sweet potato PWO will stall weight loss AND if only one sweet potato will have any affect of glycogen restore. STATS: 185 lbs, 6', ~14% bf, gym 3-4 days/week, run 3-4 days/week (between 5 and 12 miles... (more)

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Wisper 0 · March 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

When I was cutting I ate a large sweet potato after WO three times a week typically with two tablespoons of honey. Up to 300g carbs total, LeanGains diet. RPT weight lifting three times a week, no cardio. Lost 25kg.

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by 2302 · about 8 hours ago

I have searched the threads and there is no definitive answer on whether to peel the skin of sweet potatoes (and maybe that's what I'll find). I buy non-organic sweet potatoes as they are part of the "Clean 15", and usually just bake them coated... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · March 01, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Conventionally grown has who-knows-what on the outside of them from the soil that has been treated year after year after year with who-knows-what. I would peel them. I typically peel organic sweet potatoes, too, because it is a texture thing. ... (more)

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by 55 · about 8 hours ago

I just cannot get on board with the mushy sweetness of these tubers. I've tried them baked, mashed, grated and fried like hash browns and have not liked them. My next goal is to try to make a soup with them pureed, maybe it's the texture I... (more)

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Andrew_13 0 · February 22, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I hope your adding some form of fat...that makes all vegetables/tubers 10X tastier. My favorite is olive oil

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by 232 · about 8 hours ago

I tried to ferment a yam (it was bright orange- not sure the species) by cooking it, mashing it, adding a few drips of yogurt, and putting it in an air-tight container on top of my freezer where it is warm. The first 2 days it tasted sweet and... (more)

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Soul 0 · February 11, 2013 at 3:40 AM

I have never fermented potatoes myself, but I think the problem is that you didn't add enough culture(yogurt/whey). I think the cultures that ferment to make alcohol outnumbered the yougurt cultures. Add more yogurt or whey to your next batch... (more)

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by 50 · about 8 hours ago

Hello, I am on Paleo as a life style change as it makes my pain much better. I would also like to lose about 20 lbs. I am on a budget so I am working with what I have. Can someone look into these daily foods I eat and tell me if I am on the right... (more)

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Chris_27 0 · January 16, 2013 at 12:05 AM

More protein earlier in the day, and not just from protein powder if you can help it. Add some lean meat or a couple hard-boiled or scrambled eggs to your breakfast. Since you're aiming for weight-loss, consider cutting back the coconut milk... (more)

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

I often cook my Sweet Potato in the microwave. Does cooking in this manner raise the glycemic index because of the high heat? If so, how much?

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miked_2 0 · January 08, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Wow, I don't know where all this woo about the microwave is coming from. Folks, you have to learn your physics and chemistry before you go off the reservation about attacking nutrients and rearranging molecules. Here's the readers digest version... (more)

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by 78422 · about 8 hours ago

So I consider myself a paleo purist- I don't even eat apples due to the sugar content. I was surprised seeing Paul jaminet recommend white rice and sweet potatoes on his " perfect health diet" I'd love to add these foods in my diet, but it goes.... (more)

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Paul_Jaminet 0 · January 07, 2013 at 1:22 PM

A few points: Glucose is a nutrient. Like all nutrients you can get it in excess, but some is better than none. Starch which provides glucose and resistant starch (a highly beneficial fiber) is generally healthier than sugar which provides... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

Does any one have a source for this information? I'm looking for the data on the chestnut-flavored tuber with red skin and creamy-colored flesh that turns golden when cooked. It's my understanding that this tuber is less sugary and more starchy... (more)

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Mama_mia 0 · July 01, 2013 at 5:58 PM

http://www.fatsecret.com/Diary.aspx?pa=fjrd&rid=2114472

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by 10994 · about 8 hours ago

Cool stuff: Taro and Sweet Potatoes vs. Grain foods in Relation to Health and Dental Decay in Hawaii Taro and Sweet Potato (partial summary of reference 1) Ion chromatography of phytate in roots and tubers. 1) Taro and Sweet Potatoes were... (more)

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paleo12 0 · December 20, 2012 at 3:04 AM

This is quite interesting, I wonder about the phytic acid content of cooked taro. Yucca is soo good with some garlic mojo sauce, mmmm cuban food...

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by 72 · about 8 hours ago

Cutting out bread and rice is super easy for me...but sweet potatoes are a huge part of my diet. I'm not trying to lose weight, just be healthy and stick to the basic ideas of paleo. Should I ditch sweet potatoes? I have them probably 2-3x/week. (more)

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KA24 0 · November 19, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Like others have said, if weight isn't a problem, I'd eat them until your heart is content. Unfortunately, almost everything these days is geared toward the overweight and obese, and you will hear many people just completely rail on starches. ... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (more)

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CD 0 · October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

a "Yam" is not related to potatoes or sweet potatoes: Wiki Yam . It is big, and it's skin looks like a tree trunk (think yuca ). It's also much sweeter than sweet potatoes. "yam" is a colloquial name for sweet potatoes and can be used... (more)

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