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by 10 · about 13 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 13 hours ago

Last week I cooked three days worth of meals for the boyfriend and myself and I keep asking myself why I didn't do it sooner. Seriously the most convenient thing I've ever done with almost zero planning because I have a pressure cooker. We have... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM

A meatloaf generally lasts 4 meals for myself. Along with some side dishes, that's nearly 1/3 of my meals for a week. Sides typically are greens and some roast root veggies (including white potatoes.) Thai curries work well for a "pot of slop"... (more)

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by 598 · about 13 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 0 · about 13 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 14877 · about 13 hours ago

Conventional fitness wisdom says to choose sweet potatoes over white potatoes (based mostly if not entirely on the differing glycemic indices). Yet, my experience says otherwise, as I notice I run slightly leaner when choosing potatoes instead of... (more)

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Scratch 0 · February 02, 2013 at 10:43 PM

The lower-gi sweet potato results in a lower, but longer-lasting, insulin spike. This means a longer window for insulin to inhibit lipolysis. White potatoes produce a higher insulin spike, but it drops much more quickly, and when insulin levels... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

when I microwave sweet potatos they become very dry. How to microwave sweet potato so that they do not dry out

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b_17 0 · December 31, 2012 at 3:25 PM

poke holes in the tater. wrap the tater in a damp paper towel. mine are always pretty moist.

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by 2341 · about 13 hours ago

I used to eat huge amounts of spinach..at least a couple cups a day and after a while I wasn't recovering from my workouts and my muscles were always sore. Google searches turned my attention to oxalates. I stopped eating spinach for a couple... (more)

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ROB_3 0 · July 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM

I had to switch from sweet potatoes to plantains for this very reason. Oxalates seem to mess me up bad (achy joints, bad sleep).

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by 4100 · about 13 hours ago

So, I was telling a friend how I wrap my sweet potatoes in aluminum foil before I put them in the oven. Why do I do this? Because that's how I've always seen my mother do it. I never really thought about it and the sweet potatoes come out so nice... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 02, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Unlikely to be a problem with sweet potatoes. Aluminum leaches out with acid, and sweet potatoes aren't acidic. Contact is another factor. If you're baking whole sweet potatoes in the skin, wrapping with aluminum foil and not eating the skin, the... (more)

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by 1670 · about 13 hours ago

I am trying to keep my carb level pretty low right now, but after crossfit I usually eat some carb like sweet potato or banana mashed in coconut milk. Which one causes less of an insulin spike and is digested better? Although both starchy, is... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 22, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Do you own a blood glucose (bg) meter? If not, it's a practical and relatively inexpensive tool. In reality, other people can share general opinions and assumptions but only you can experiment and measure what YOUR reactions are. For example, I... (more)

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by 824 · about 13 hours ago

I was browsing Kurt Harris' blog and was considering attempting an all meat (mostly grassfed beef, chicken, wild caught fish) and sweet potato diet after reading the following post. "Primitive populations practicing horticulture or hunting and... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I mostly let animals eat my greens for me. Important to eat organ meats & bone broth/gelatin if you decide to do this.

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Possible Duplicate: Are sweet potatoes Paleo? Are Sweet potatoes ok for paleo?

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Dragonfly 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Yup. & Welcome!

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by 646 · about 13 hours ago

I try eat a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don't really enjoy it. The flavor is generally fine to me for a few bites, but I quickly lose the will to continue eating even one whole sweet potato. To my taste buds, it's too sweet. Are there certain... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · March 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Japanese sweet potatoes are less sweet to me, they are dryer and have more of a chestnutty flavour. You could also incorporate 1/2 sweet into 1/2 tuber for a little variety and to cut the "sweet" or just go the way of the tuber. IMO if you don't... (more)

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by 333 · about 13 hours ago

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The carbs in carrots are mostly sugar. Sweet potatoes have sugar and starch Sugars - carrots 5.2 gr / 1 cup, sweet potatoes 13.0 Starch -carrots .2 gr/ 1 cup, sweet potato 14 I am scratching my head, Nutrition Data shows NO STARCH in cooked... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

I am form Puerto Rico and for us sweet potatoes are all different kinds of "batata". One of them is orange on the inside which is the sweetest, the other is sort of pale green somewhere in between and the other one is white almost like a regular... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · April 27, 2011 at 12:46 AM

I rotate between them so I don't get too much beta carotene from the orange ones and because the taste difference keeps things interesting. The ones I buy are called (by my market) "garnet yams," "sweet potato," "oriental sweet potato" and "jewel... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · July 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Could be the raffinose in the sweet potatoes (the same sugar found in beans that causes flatulence). Definitely give white potatoes a try - I believe they have far less raffinose (if any).

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by 2949 · about 14 hours ago

I'm making curry tonight, and normally I'd chop my sweet potatoes up into cubes and boil them but boiling releases the nutrients into the water. I don't have a steamer so I'm wondering if I just throw them in cubed in the beginning when I'm... (more)

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tartare 0 · April 15, 2011 at 1:54 AM

mmm, well, one thing you can always keep in mind with this kind of thing is that the smaller you make the pieces of sweet potato, the faster they will cook. If they're big pieces I'd imagine they'd be fine if you threw them in with the onions,... (more)

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by 1906 · about 14 hours ago

Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?

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Jayan 0 · February 25, 2011 at 1:39 AM

Weird coincidence, I'm actually eating some right now. Not because it's paleo, but because its a traditional dish of Kerala that my family eats on occasion. They're somewhere in between potatoes and sweet potatoes, though many avoid them because... (more)

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by 39841 · about 14 hours ago

I've been experimenting with the two, and the amount of satiety that I get from an identical meal with potatoes is noticeably less than if I ate sweet potatoes instead. Seems like the potato starch is converted completely into glucose and thus... (more)

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TigerJ 0 · February 07, 2011 at 3:42 PM

It could be calories. Data is from nutritiondata.com and one website that had info on the purples is caloriegallery.com. But I remember from looking this up previously that purples definitely have fewer calories than russets. Sweet potato (what... (more)

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by 20787 · about 14 hours ago

Why are sweet potatoes supposed to be so much better than regular potatoes? So far, the only significant thing I see is that sweet potatoes have a lot more vitamin A, but since I already get megatons of vitamin A from other foods, I'd really... (more)

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · January 13, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I eat both. White Potatoes require more prep. Glycoalkaloids are why you can't eat white potatoes raw. It's why green white potatoes are scary. Absolutely always peel your white potatoes. Sweet potatoes(not yams, yams have their own prep)... (more)

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by 598 · October 24, 2014 at 4:56 AM

I'm not sure yet, but I seem to be noticing a pattern of gut irritation and indigestion when I eat baked and/or microwaved orange sweet potatoes a couple days after cooking. Anyone else noticed this? Any reason I might be experiencing this? Or... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 29, 2014 at 11:30 PM

When you cook then cool potatoes you increase the resistant starch content, usually people do it intentionally. I imagine this could cause digestive issues in compramised individuals??

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by 598 · October 23, 2014 at 4:17 AM

At the most basic level, what's the difference between the common white/beige sweet potato and the orange ones? I'm guessing the USDA nutrition data base is talking about the orange ones based on the beta carotine content. Anyone know the real... (more)

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samc 0 · December 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

faster way to search use this syntax in google site: paleohacks.com sweet potato I recall that sweet potatoes have minimal RS. Cooled cooked white potatoes have much more, but potato starch is by far the winner. Tbsp of Bobs Red Mill starch... (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Hi! My husband and I are on day three of our thirty day paleo challenge. I'm finding that many websites contradict one another, and would like to know what others think/practice. Please excuse my ignorance- healthy and mindful eating is very new... (more)

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miked_2 0 · September 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

The reason that there's controversy on those topics is that everyone behaves differently to them and everyone has different goals. The only way to know how it works for you is to test how it works for you. Take a week or two, and play with one... (more)

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by 9402 · October 22, 2014 at 3:40 AM

I'm looking for the absolute easiest/quickest way to prepare my potatoes. Here are my current go to moves: Sweet Potato Wash in cold water Leave wet and wrap in paper towel Microwave for 7 minutes Cut off ends, slice in half lengthwise Scoop... (more)

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Jill_2 0 · June 05, 2012 at 4:29 AM

Here's what I do with sweet potatoes (don't eat white potatoes): Cut it in half and put it in the toaster for 40 minutes (you can also use a regular oven). When the timer dings I just leave it in the oven with the door open to cool for 5-10... (more)

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