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Sweet Potatoes Sugar Content?


#1

If sweet potatoes (according to their nutrition label) contain primarily sugar as their carb source, what type of sugar is it? Is it Fructose, Glucose etc. or a blend like most fruits?


#2

Well they really dont have that much sugar mainly starch which in the long run is about the same but anyway here is the info. you wanted.

Hope it helps,
Phill

Nutrient Value per 100 grams
of edible portion 1.000 cup, cubes 133.0 g 1.000 sweetpotato, 5" long 130.0 g
Proximates
Energy 86.00 kcal 114.380 kcal 111.800 kcal
Galactose 0.00 g 0.000 g 0.000 g
Protein 1.57 g 2.088 g 2.041 g
Fiber, total dietary 3.00 g 3.990 g 3.900 g
Glucose (dextrose) 0.96 g 1.277 g 1.248 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.05 g 0.067 g 0.065 g
Energy 359.00 kj 477.470 kj 466.700 kj
Caffeine 0.00 mg 0.000 mg 0.000 mg
Fructose 0.70 g 0.931 g 0.910 g
Starch 12.65 g 16.825 g 16.445 g
Water 77.28 g 102.782 g 100.464 g
Ash 0.99 g 1.317 g 1.287 g
Theobromine 0.00 mg 0.000 mg 0.000 mg
Maltose 0.00 g 0.000 g 0.000 g
Alcohol, ethyl 0.00 g 0.000 g 0.000 g
Sucrose 2.52 g 3.352 g 3.276 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 20.12 g 26.760 g 26.156 g
Sugars, total 4.18 g 5.559 g 5.434 g
Lactose 0.00 g 0.000 g 0.000 g


#3

Only 4 grams of sugar per 24 grams of carbs? I' ve read on labels that it is more like 20 per 24 grams of carbs.


#4

federov, not sure what sweet potatoes you are getting but mine come with a skin and not a label. LOL

Are you talking about canned, processed, sweetened, candied crappy sweet potatoes. If so, then most likely loaded with high fructose corn syrup.

Buy just natural, regular ole sweet poatoes form the produce section. No label maybe, a little left over dirt that could tell you where exactly it came from. Damn good and good for you.

Hope this helps,
Phill


#5

I was referring to the "REAL" kind in the produce section.

Have any good recipes?


#6

AHH!! Good.

I like them baked and either add a little maple extract, cinnamon and splenda, or I will put FF cheese and salsa on it with a little chili powder and salt.

Good plain as well or just topped like a regular potatoe. But the 2 above are what I do most often.