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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    Purple Japanese sweet potato (called "Okinawan sweet potato")
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
    I believe it is actually a morning glory.

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    Personally I prefer swt potatoes , white variety over orange.
    Wish I could get those Japanese purple ones here.

    Normal potatoes I find a little boring if u have them too often and for me , it's either high carbs low fat days or high fat low carbs so mash potatoes is usually not an option !!!


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    For me..white potatoes are simply a vehicle for butter and sour cream..or for soaking up a bunch of roast fat. Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, stand on their own with nothing more than a sprinkling of salt.

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    I've had white potatoes the last 2 days and my nose ran a bit and I generally didnt feel great after eating them. Does that mean I should rule out all potatoes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven.kelly View Post
    I've had white potatoes the last 2 days and my nose ran a bit and I generally didnt feel great after eating them. Does that mean I should rule out all potatoes?
    Were they peeled? If not, try some without their skins and see if you get the same response.
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    Key differences is the Vitamin A and C balance

    Vitamin A
    Sweet potato: 283% RDA
    Potato: 0% RDA

    Vitamin C
    Sweet potato: 4% RDA
    Potato: 32% RDA

    But overeall they are balanced. Just pick em based on how tasty you find them. I find sweet potatos have a much richer flavour, so they are tastier but harder to eat in bulk. The reverse with potatos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misabi View Post
    Were they peeled? If not, try some without their skins and see if you get the same response.
    They weren't peeled, what makes a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven.kelly View Post
    They weren't peeled, what makes a difference?
    Potatoes store their nasties in their skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMonkey View Post
    Key differences is the Vitamin A and C balance

    Vitamin A
    Sweet potato: 283% RDA
    Potato: 0% RDA

    Vitamin C
    Sweet potato: 4% RDA
    Potato: 32% RDA

    But overeall they are balanced. Just pick em based on how tasty you find them. I find sweet potatos have a much richer flavour, so they are tastier but harder to eat in bulk. The reverse with potatos.
    The Vitamin A is beta carotene, so it's largely not used by the body, anyway. If it were retinol it would be a different story, and possibly approaching toxicity levels! And again, if you aren't buying the orange sweet potatoes, then that spike goes away. The "orange" is your beta carotene.

    One thing that isn't mentioned is that white potatoes contain complete protein, which sweet potatoes do not. While it is true potatoes are not exactly protein powerhouses, a person could survive solely on white potatoes longer than they could sweet potatoes.
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