Spotlight on North Carolina’s State Vegetable: The Sweet Potato

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Sweet potatoes

Did you know the sweet potato was officially designated the State Vegetable of North Carolina by the General Assembly of 1995? And with good reason! More than 40 percent of the national supply of sweet potatoes comes from our great state. According to, the health benefits from this root vegetable are pretty impressive also! They are full of fiber and antioxidants, which helps in aiding with digestion and overall gut health. The orange color lets you know they are full of beta-carotene. Your body converts that to Vitamin A which boosts your eye health, as well as your immune system. But on top of all that? They are delicious! And you can do more than just bake them.

Click on the link for a couple of different ways to serve up some good North Carolina sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Recipes

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Janet Bryan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJanet BryanEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Janet E-mail Janet N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center
Posted on Oct 28, 2020
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