Sweetpotato Recipes Suitable for Kenya
Sweetpotato is one of the world’s most important food crops in terms of human consumption, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Many parts of the plant are edible, including leaves, roots, and vines, and varieties exist with a wide range of skin and flesh color, from white to yellow-orange and deep purple. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato is an important source of beta-carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A. Just 125g of fresh sweetpotato roots from most orange-fleshed varieties contain enough beta-carotene to provide the daily pro-vitamin A needs of a preschooler. Sweetpotato is also a valuable source of vitamins B, C, and E, and it contains moderate levels of iron and zinc.
Important note: Steam your Orange-fleshed sweetpotato roots with little water to maximize on taste.
Below are a few recipes suited for Kenya.
Sweetpotato Chapatis – Fried
A recipe for preparing delicious sweetpotato chapatis
Sweetpotato Mandazis – Fried
A recipe for sweetpotato mandazis
Sweetpotato Porridge: A weaning food for babies
Porridges for children (6-18 months) using orange-fleshed sweetpotato
(OFSP). Read the recipe
Sweetpotato Mash – Main course
Deep Fried Sweetpotato Fries – Fried
A recipe for deep fried sweetpotato using sweetpotato, cooking oil, and salt.
A recipe for sweetpotato salad with Avocado.
Baked Sweetpotato Fries – Baked
A recipe for baked sweetpotato fries that serves 4-6.
Quick tip – The roots can be peeled or unpeeled!
Sweetpotato Masala Stew
A recipe for sweetpotato masala stew
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