9 Healthy Winter Foods

These delicious, nutritious cold-weather standouts will keep you in good health all season long (11 Photos)

MS on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:22PM

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9 Healthy Winter Foods

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Sweet Potatoes

Native to South America, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and are a good source of vitamin B6, fiber and potassium. Sweet potatoes come in several varieties, with the pale and dark types being the most common. The pale has a thin yellowy skin with a starchy, crumbly flesh, while the dark (often mistakenly referred to as a yam) has a thick skin and moist orange flesh. Though they can be found frozen or canned, fresh sweet potatoes are best at their height of availability in the winter months. Look for firm potatoes with smooth skin and store unrefrigerated in a cool, dark place.

Try these delicious recipes:

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges
Winter Vegetable Soup
Roast Sweet Potato with Sesame Glaze

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