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Old 06-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Sweet potato skin

I am making sweet potato mash, am I correct that I can eat the skin - provided it is cooked well enough? I know that you can eat skin on regular potato, but can you eat skin on sweet potato?

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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I have always wanted to find a good recipe with black beans". thank you:-)
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to DC Margretndebele. We recently had a discussion about sweet potatoes: Stab that yam with a fork before you roast it? and a several people mentioned that they eat the skins on baked sweet potatoes.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #5
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You can never go wrong with a baked potatos - nice and healthy and great for energy!"
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #6
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You can never go wrong with a baked potatos - nice and healthy and great for energy!"
Regular potatoes of any kind, except for the deep purple and blue fleshed varieties, not good food for diabetics. Too much starch for the fiber and nutrients consumed. Regular potatoes spike blood sugar.

Sweet potatoes, high in nutritional value, and fiber. Low glycemic load. Good for everyone.

Fired regular potatoes are especially bad as they combine a high starch food, and excessive oil. Also, it has recently been determined that potatoes fried in hot oil are mildly carcinogenic. But man, do they ever taste great.

Sweet potato skins are edible.

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Regular potatoes of any kind, except for the deep purple and blue fleshed varieties, not good food for diabetics. Too much starch for the fiber and nutrients consumed. Regular potatoes spike blood sugar.

Sweet potatoes, high in nutritional value, and fiber. Low glycemic load. Good for everyone.

Fired regular potatoes are especially bad as they combine a high starch food, and excessive oil. Also, it has recently been determined that potatoes fried in hot oil are mildly carcinogenic. But man, do they ever taste great.

Sweet potato skins are edible.

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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I have never tried eating the skins on sweet potatos, because they dont look too appetizing, even though I eat the skin on ordinary potatoes. Maybe, since some here do eat the sweet potato skins, I will give them a try next time I have them.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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I started the other topic, also wondering if you could eat the skins. The answer was yes, and I tried it, and I liked the skins.

I like rustic stuff. Other people may (and often do) differ in their opinions.

Try it. If you don't like it then don't do it again. Or if you like it then keep it up.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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I just ate a whole sweet potato,skin and flesh. It was the orange fleshed sweet potato and what a wonderful taste it has and wow it is so good for me. I have been eating them as a mid afternoon snack at least once a week for several weeks.
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