Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and beta carotene (a precursor to vitamin A). In 1992, the Center for Science in the Public Interest compared the nutritional value of sweet potatoes to other vegetables, taking into consideration fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium content. The sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value, earning 184 points, 100 points over the next ranked vegetable on the list.
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