Sweet potato, as the name suggests it is a sweet vegetable. In the villages of Tamil Nadu ,it is simply steamed or cooked and eaten on the go. It is liked by people of all age groups. it is used in Sāmbhar, salads and curry. Here is a traditional recipe of sweet potato.
Sweet potato is mainly a part of the grand celebration of the harvest festival PONGAL. Deep fried chips are prepared along with sambhar and other dishes. There are numerous health benefits of having sweet potato in our diet.
* Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. It is an antioxidant that is generally present in bright orange-fleshed vegetables. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in your body and used to form light-detecting receptors inside your eyes.
* sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamin A, C, E, and antioxidants. Vitamin C and vitamin E are essential for skin and hair health. Vitamin C helps in collagen synthesis that is the main structural protein of the skin. Vitamin A is essential in the treatment and management of sun-damaged skin, and it also stimulates collagen synthesis. These all nutrients are beneficial for skin health to make our skin shiny and youthful.
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