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Sweetpotato as a health benefit

This article is part of International Potato center (CIP) annual reports on utilization of sweetpotato for health benefit. The orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) contains high quantities of vitamin A. Introducing these beta-carotene-rich sweetpotatoes into the diet of young children increased vitamin A intake and reduced the frequency of low retinol in their blood, an indicator of vitamin A deficiency in Mozambique. The main observation documented in this article is that food-based approaches can be used to curb nutritional deficiencies.


International Potato Center, (CIP). 2008. Sweetpotato as a health benefit. International Potato Center (CIP), pp 33-34.