Copy of Sweet potatoes
The Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the morning glory family Convolvulaceae. Although high in starches, raw sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene (a pro-vitamin A carotenoid), while having moderate contents of other micronutrients, including vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and manganese .
When cooked by baking, small variable changes in micronutrient density occur to include a higher content of vitamin C at 24% of the Daily Value per 100 g serving. The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranked the nutritional value of sweet potatoes as highest among several other foods.