ipomoea batatas

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sweet potato

sweet potato

Not related to potato or yam. More nutritious than potato. Color is usually orange, but can also be red, purple, yellow, pink, or even white. Unlike potatoes, which have poisonous leaves, sweet potato leaves are edible. Putting a sweet potato in water on window-sill, will grow edible greens throughout winter for you. They don’t like frost, cold or refrigerators, so store them in warm, dry place. Rich in complex carbs (energy), Protein, fiber(cleans digestive tract, feeds probiotics), magnesium (stress, hormones), vitamin C (antioxidant), B6 and potassium (heart), D (mood), A and carotene (eyes, immunity), iron(white and red blood cells, oxygen), calcium and even helps stabilize blood sugar levels (good for diabetics) despite the word “sweet” in the name. Good for skin collagen, stress, Can be eaten raw, dehydrated into chips, steamed, mashed etc. Leaves make salad.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Bedellia somnulentella (Lepidoptera: Bedelliidae) adult perched on the abaxial end of an Ipomoea batatas leaf (A); larval damage on I.
Kishimoto et al., "Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) leaves suppressed oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) in vitro and in human subjects," Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, vol.
Ipomoea batatas (Convolvuloideae) is an annual clonal herb and one of main crops distributed in farmland.
This study was aimed to increase the productivity of agricultural land without expanding the farm area using corn (Zea mays L) intercropped with sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L) applied with mushroom spent and rice ash as organic fertilizer and commercial or inorganic fertilizer.
[16.] Kidmose U, Christensen LP, Agili SM and SH Thilsted Effect of home preparation practices on the content of provitamin A carotenoids in coloured sweet potato varieties (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) from Kenya.
Under the hypothesis that there is agronomic performance variability among Ipomoea batatas accessions growed by farmers, the aim of this study was to rescue and characterize agronomically the accessions collected in traditional communities from Vale do Ribeira, Brazil.
(Gnetaceae) deposit number 59887/HNC, and Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam (Convolvulaceae) deposit number 26429/SRF Cam and seed kernels of Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill) Pierre Pax (Euphorbiaceae) deposit number 19695/SRF Cam were procured from local market, Douala, Cameroon, and identified at the National Herbarium of Cameroon.