Sensational Sweet Potato Recipes

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North Carolina has been ranked the top sweet potato grower in the U.S. since 1971. We’ve always been fond of candied yams (a starchy type of sweet potato – not technically yams) and sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving. When sweet potato fries started sidling up to our burgers, we opened our minds to sweet potato potential.

After all, they provide 300 percent of our daily requirement of vitamin A and about one-third of our daily vitamin C. Nutritionists encourage us to pair about a teaspoon of butter with a sweet potato to help our bodies absorb all of those vitamins. Butter rounds out the delicate, almost nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, low in calories, contain no fat and taste delicious. What’s not to love?

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Sweet Potato Butter

A friend recently told me about her disappointment in a sweet potato butter she purchased at a market. After careful consideration, I put together a game-changing Sweet Potato Butter recipe and offered it to her. She loved it! It was the result of testing a few combinations and luckily coming across a lemon in my refrigerator. Lemon zest is the ticket. This recipe contains dairy butter, so it needs to be refrigerated. Try it on waffles, pancakes, scones, muffins, biscuits – or just about anything.

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