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Heathiest Vegetables! piog

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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CSPI ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food."

Sweet potato baked 184
Potato, baked 83
Spinach 76
Kale 55
Mixed Vegetables 52
Broccoli 52
Winter Squash, Baked 44
Brussels Sprouts 37
Cabbage, Raw 34
Green Peas 33
Carrot 30
Okra 30
Corn on the Cob 27
Tomato 27
Green Pepper 26
Cauliflower 25
Artichoke 24
Romaine Lettuce 24

Robin in Chicago

by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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Bmat
by on Jan. 20, 2010 at 10:03 AM

This is fascinating! Thank you.  Sweet potatoes! I would have thought broccoli! 

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mareksmama
by on Jan. 20, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Thanks for sharing this...we just had spinach today...Yay me!  LOL

Catrin2009
by on Jan. 21, 2010 at 7:49 PM

That's pretty neat to know!

Thank you for sharing that. I'm headed to the grocery store tomorrow, and Sweet Potatoes sound really good. I'll have to get some.


Question is Sweet Potatoes, more starchier then reg potatoes?

CrazedMomof2
by on Jan. 22, 2010 at 2:43 PM

I will no longer feel guilty eating a baked potato! (even with a bit of cheese on it :) )



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ProudSingleMum
by on Jan. 23, 2010 at 1:59 AM

Neat! I'm not big on sweet potatoes, but most of my favs are on the list!

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