How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes were introduced by Columbus when he brought them during his return to America from Saint Thomas Island. He first got them from that island and introduced to all the other people in the world. Hence the world came to know about sweet potatoes from him. Sweet potatoes are very sweet in nature due to the presence of large quantity of sugar in them. Hence they are also used for producing sugar from them in many sugar industries in different parts of the world where there is absence of sugarcane.

They are not only used for making sugar, but also for making different food stuffs. You can prepare them in many ways which you want to have them. In most of the countries, you can’t see all the different types of vegetables grown. Hence the people in such places have to get these things from other countries by exporting them. Even if they do so, they couldn’t get complete nutrition due to their availability in a less quantity.

Hence sweet potatoes will be more useful for them to carry out this job. You can eat them in abundance so that it will increase your energy levels in the body since it contains glucose and sucrose as its ingredients. They are even good for newly born babies and you can give them by directly boiling them. Baking the potatoes will make the food tastier and good for health when compared to prepare it ordinarily.

Get some sweet potatoes from the grocery shops or vegetable markets. If you want to get them freshly, then you can get them directly from the farms and fields where they are growing in large quantities. People having their own sugar industries can get the sweet potatoes in large quantities from the fields directly without much effort. If you are finding difficult in buying them due to the distance to the market, then you can buy them in large quantity and preserve them for your future.

Take the sweet potatoes and rinse them well with the warm water so that the mud or soil covering them gets removed from them. Many people don’t want the skins and they can peel off them. But skins contain large nutritional value when compared to the inner part since it stores in its skin. Then get ready with your home oven by setting its temperature at 400 degrees. Heat them for about 20 minutes. Since they are hard, they would take some more time to get cooked.

Once they boiled, get a knife and cut them into pieces to cook them in a pan. Add some garlic, flavors, onion, salt and chilly powder for good taste and color.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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