Sweet potatoes are easy to love and there’s many ways to enjoy eating them. Baked, roasted, pureed, and now sugar free candied sweet potatoes can be a regular way to enjoy them in your home. Everyone will love this recipe. Also, it’s a pretty dish to present during the upcoming holiday feasting.
Health benefits of sweet potatoes comes from the deep orange color which indicates the presence of beta-carotene and vitamin A. Sweet potatoes contain two key antioxidant enzymes copper/zinc superoxide dismutase and catalase. One study showed purple sweet potatoes to have more than three times the antioxidant activity than that of one type of blueberry. Source: Mercola Food Facts
- 1 1/2 lbs yams
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg (optional)
- 1/4 cup honey or agave (optional)
- oil for pan
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease bottom on a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish (you may need an extra dish for overflow depending on how you slice the yams). Peel yams and cut into 2 to 3 inch wedges and line them up in the baking dish. Gently pour orange juice over the yams, taking care to drizzle over each slice. Sprinkle on cinnamon and nutmeg, if using. Drizzle with honey or agave. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until yams are cooked through. Serves 4. Source: www.foodsensitivityjournal.com
Note: Make sure you consume sweet potatoes in moderation, as some varieties are high in fructose. In fact, the American sweet potato has been literally bred for sweetness, with 6.5 grams of sugar per 100 grams.