sweet potatoes are rich source of flavonoid anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that are essential for optimal health. Contain 65% of daily amount of Vitamin C. + high in calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene. They have a low glycemic index (impacton blood sugar levels) at 17 (white potato 29). High levels of Vitamin A and beta-carotene means sweet potatoes are a skin superfood. The substances on many pricey skin-care products like retinol and retinoic acid are derived from Vitamin A. Plus beta-carotene combats free radicals which result skin aging. High potassium content means sweet potatoes can alleviate muscle cramps. During times of stress, the body uses more potassium, so eating sweet potatoes can help protect you from the negative health effects of tension. S-ah-weet!