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Trend Alert: Sweet Potatoes

Trend Alert: Sweet Potatoes

Trend Alert: Sweet Potatoes

Could they be the next cauliflower?

Autumn is upon us, and at Dole we’re predicting the next hot food trend is sweet potatoes!  Frankly, we think they’re the next cauliflower! They’re just as versatile and can be used in almost any dish:  as a base in your Buddha bowl or sliced thin and used instead of bread for your signature avocado toast!  They’re hearty enough to use on a vegetarian sandwich, or as taco filling.  We’ve even experimented with them in pizza crust! Because they have more flavor than cauliflower, they can even be used in drinks, such as our Spicy Mary, to add texture, color and taste. 


1 cup baked sweet potato, with skin

1 cup fresh cauliflower, chopped

Calories

180

25

Carbs

41g

5g

Fat

0

0

Protein

4g

2g

Fiber

7g

2g

Vitamin C

39mg

52mg

Vit A, RAE

1922

0

Vitamin B6

.6mg

.2mg

Folate, DFE

12

61

Calcium

76mg

24mg

Iron

1mg

0mg

Manganese

54

16

Phosphorus

108mg

47mg

Potassium

950mg

320mg

Biotin

9mcg

2mcg

As you can see, sweet potatoes have more calories, but they also have more fiber.  They are packed with other nutrients that you just won’t get with cauliflower, and since carbohydrates are an essential part of a diet (should make up 40-60% of calories); try incorporating sweet potatoes into your next meal.  They’re a complex carbohydrate, tasty and full of nutrition!    

Our other seasonal sweet potato favorites include:  Holiday Cobb Salad and Brussels Sprouts, Apple and Sweet Potato Hash

Published November 1st 2019
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