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Articles September 2010 Issue

Time to Fall for Nutritious, Affordable Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a traditional fall food, often gracing the family Thanksgiving menu. Today, the average American eats about four pounds of sweet potatoes a year, down from an average of 30 pounds in 1920. Given the nutritional density of the affordable, easy-to-prepare sweet potato, our ancestors had the right idea: Sweet potatoes arenít just for covering with marshmallows at the holidays.

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