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Two New Reasons to Love Sweet Potatoes

By Sharon Gerhardt, January 27, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Sharon Gerhardt

365 Everyday Value Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato FriesDid you know that the sweet potato is not actually a potato? While they are distantly related, potatoes are tubers and sweet potatoes are roots. In addition to the name, the sweet potato is a study in contrasts. Its bumpy, rough skin wraps around a surprisingly sweet interior. 

That beautiful orange color? It’s from beta carotene, an excellent source of vitamin A. Sweet potatoes are loaded with it. They also provide vitamin C and iron. Eat the skin and you get some good dietary fiber in too!

We have loads of sweet potato recipes on our website. But if you want a really convenient, no-excuse way to sneak these nutritional all stars into your diet or better yet, get your kids to eat them, then keep some bags of 365 Everyday Value® Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries and 365 Everyday Value® Sweet Potato Puffs in your freezer. They’re great for a super-quick dinner side dish, a little extra crunch to go along with a lunchtime sandwich or even serve them up for guests at a game-watching get together.

365 Everyday Value Sweet Potato PuffsThe 365 Everyday Value® Crinkle Cut Fries have a great texture, especially for dipping, because they capture whatever sauce you are using. The 365 Everyday Value® Sweet Potato Puffs are a crunchy, fun new spin on the classic tot.

Because the sweet potato is so flavorful the fries and tots are delicious on their own. But if you must dip, try some of these savory and spicy alternatives to ketchup that complement the sweetness of the sweet potato: yellow mustard, barbecue sauce, balsamic vinaigrette and fiery sriracha.

Have you tried sweet potato fries? What’s your favorite sauce to dip them in?

Category: Grocery

 

12 Comments

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Rosie says ...
I have tried sweet potato chips, but not the fries. I noticed they are on sale this week. I need to try them! I love sweet potatoes, I don't know why I haven't tried them - the krinkle cut ones esp....
01/28/2013 10:05:39 AM CST
David C says ...
Sweet potato fries are great. Check out the quick microwave recipe in "Forks Over Knives" but please use "regular" sweet potatos. Other varieties do not work. Another great way to enjoy the sweet potato is to add one to your juicer routine. They are a great addition to apples, pears, and celery. http://eatplantsgethealthy.com
01/29/2013 6:41:08 AM CST
Ellen says ...
Are they gluten free?
01/30/2013 5:50:21 PM CST
Gloria says ...
Haven't had either one yet. But plan on picking up a bag of the puffs this weekend!
01/31/2013 5:14:20 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELLEN - I was able to check with our Exclusive Brands team and while they do not have gluten ingredients, there are products made with gluten ingredients on the shared equipment. There will not be a GF seal for this reason.
02/01/2013 12:18:07 PM CST
jimqueen says ...
My son works as a server in a 5 star resteraunt and this is one of there most popular items.
02/03/2013 11:07:13 AM CST
marmaladesky says ...
Perfect way to celebrate National Sweet Potato Month! (February) I like cinnamony baked sweet potato fries dipped in warm apple butter...yumza!
02/04/2013 2:08:05 AM CST
Maria Steadman says ...
I loove! sweet potato,, from childhood, I will try your new sweet pot puff any time!
02/04/2013 10:41:20 PM CST
CLIP Food Public Relations and Marketing says ...
Great Article. Always nice to see new crisps ideas coming through. Can't beat plenty of variation! Keep up the good work.
06/21/2013 9:41:45 AM CDT
Janetdipalma says ...
Are these previously fried?
07/19/2013 9:41:35 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JANET - These are partially/half-way fried and then you will cook the remaining amount based on the cooking instructions on the package.
07/23/2013 1:26:16 PM CDT
DAB says ...
Loving the packaging design, and obviously the crisps look delicious. Thanks for sharing!
09/23/2013 11:24:39 AM CDT