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Purple Sweet Potato

The purple-fleshed "Okinawan sweet potato" is known as beni-imo. It has a rich, almost winey flavor but is denser and drier than regular sweet potatoes

Protective A Factor
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There are 5 benefits of Purple Sweet Potato, including:

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

2 studies

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Coronary Heart Diseas...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Decreased risk of Lung cancer
Respiratory system

1 study

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

1 study

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Immune system
Lymphatic system

1 study

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There are 1 risk of Purple Sweet Potato, including:

Blood Pressure - Hypertension Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Blood Pressure - Hype...
Cardiovascular system

1 study

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Interesting Facts

Longevity Food
Purple sweet potato

Okinawans over the age of 65 enjoy the world’s highest life expectancy: Men are expected to live to about 84, while women are expected to live to almost age 90. They suffer only a fraction of diseases that kill Americans: a fifth the rate of cardiovascular disease, a fifth the rate of breast and prostate cancer, and less than half the rate of dementia seen among similarly aged Americans.

Before 1940, the vast majority of the calories consumed — more than 60 percent — came from one food: the imo, or Okinawan sweet potato. A purple or yellow variety related to our orange sweet potato, the imo came here from the Americas about 400 years ago and took well to Okinawan soils. This sweet potato — high in flavonoids, vitamin C, fiber, carotenoids, and slow-burning carbohydrates — is one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

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Heri Rakotomalala
Heri Rakotomalala

staple food :D

class: Effect.icon_class(effect.amplitude) Subjective well-being
Heri Rakotomalala
Heri Rakotomalala

Delicious and decreases appetite

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