Introducing: Mini Sweet Potatoes/Yams*

The label says Baby Yams, but you read the info below*, you will see yams are just one kind sweet potato.

My local Acme carries a goodly amount of organic produce. On stormy or when I don’t want to drive anywhere, I can walk across the street to our shopping center and buy sweet potatoes, broccoli and mixed greens, all organic, and make a tasty dinner. Then, last month, I spotted tiny sweet potatoes, not much bigger than large eggs. I bought them and baked them in only 20-25 minutes. They are my new “fast” food for dinner when I am in the mood for a sweet potato, which is almost year round.

I usually eat the skins, so I bake them and serve them with greens,  such as the arugula below or steamed broccoli. Thus, this posting is not a recipe, per se, but rather a “heads up” about these miniature sweet potatoes that are baked quickly. (I avoid microwaves.) Feel free to put Sweet Potatoes in the Search Bar for my previous recipes.
Each these “babies” is about 3-4 inches long. Great for snacking! I sprinkled on some
cinnamon and sunflower oil.

Here is a blurb on the nutritional powerhouse of sweet potatoes:
Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch. They have got over 400% of your daily
needs for vitamin A in one medium spud, as well as loads of fiber and potassium.

Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions.

Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like sweet potatoes decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a  healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.   Source:

*From the ‘Net:

What’s in a name? When it comes to the yam, a bit of confusion. The truth is what you’ve been calling a yam is most likely a sweet potato. Even more, it’s possible that you’ve never even tasted a yam!

That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes.

4 thoughts on “Introducing: Mini Sweet Potatoes/Yams*

  1. As I was reading your post, I coincidentally was having a wonderful (big) sweet potato for dinner. Thanks for the news about the little guys!

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