A roasted potatoes recipe is one of the easiest dishes for any meat or poultry dish. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and White Potatoes can be prepared while you are cooking a meat dish. Less time in the kitchen and dinner ready in a jiffy!
Available year-round, potatoes are often considered as comfort food. Mashed, baked, boiled, fried, grilled or roasted, Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, A good source of vitamin B6, a good source of potassium (more than a banana), sodium- and cholesterol-free
Potatoes are believed to fuel the body with energy. They a staple food in many cultures. Sweet potatoes offer more health benefits than white potatoes.
If you want to know more about the Vitamins and Minerals in White and Sweet Potatoes, here’s a snippet from Livestrong.com – Carbohydrates in sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes
“Both sweet and white potatoes may be high in carbs and have a high GI, but a sweet potato is the more nutrient-dense choice. A 1/2-cup serving of sweet potato provides more than 300 percent the daily value for vitamin A and 33 percent of the DV for vitamin C. By comparison, the white potato contains no vitamin A and has only 21 percent the daily value for vitamin C. Both vitamin A and C support immune health and act as important antioxidants to protect your body against oxidation from free radicals.” (Livestrong.com)
“The white potato, however, is a better source of folate, meeting 10 percent of the daily value, while sweet potatoes contain 2 percent of the vitamin. Folate supports red blood cell production and plays a pivotal role in the prevention of neural tube defects such as spina bifida during pregnancy. Both types of potatoes are a good source of the mineral potassium, while sweet potatoes have more manganese than white potatoes.” (Livestrong.com)
Aren’t you glad that you had that information? Now start incorporating more potato dishes in your diet!
- 1 cup sweet potatoes diced
- 1 cup white new potatoes diced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or herbes de Provence
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Lightly coat both potatoes in olive oil. Season potatoes with seasoning, salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan. Roast until tender, approximately 30 - 45 minutes depending the size if the potato pieces.