Sweet potatoes are members of the convolvulacea or morning glory family. Their skin ranges from deep brown, purple or red, to delicate yellows and whites. Their flesh varies as greatly as their skin tones running from white and yellow to deep oranges and reds.
Nutritionally, sweet potatoes are very high in Vitamin A (almost 700% of daily dose) and the more colorful the flesh the higher the Vit A. Sweet potatoes are high in calcium, magnesium and potassium and have valuable amounts of other minerals too. They are a fabulous source of fiber, they barely tip our glycemic index and are anti-inflammatory in nature.
Like many roots and winter squash, sweet potatoes and yams lend themselves to sweet or savory dishes. This time, I chose to go down the sweet path with a playful twist on a Thanksgiving favorite.