Sweet Potato Juice

Sweet potatoes might not be the first thing that come to mind when you think about juicing, but, they make a smooth and creamy nutritious addition to many fruit juice recipes.  By itself, an average sized sweet potato provides about 6 ounces of juice.

Sweet Potato Juice Nutrition

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, and a rich source of vitamin C,  vitamin B6, manganese and potassium.

Sweet Potato Juice Combinations

As a juice, you won’t need brown sugar, marshmallow, maple syrup, molasses, cola and a stick of butter to enjoy the amazing sweet potato.  In fact, you can enjoy sweet potato juice all by itself or mix it with any of the following combination of carrots, oranges, pineapple, apples and ginger.

Some Sweet Potato Facts

Sweet potatoes are in the morning-glory family, and only distantly related to the potato. In translation, someone transmuted an original name to the common potato.

In North America, the sweet potato is sometimes called a yam. Yams are seldom seen in North America and are in an altogether different plant family than the sweet potato.

 

Sweet Potatoes are Easy to Grow

If you appreciate all the nutritional benefits that sweet potatoes have to offer, you might consider growing this juice crop in your own garden. The plants take up very little space and produce an abundant amount of tubers. Even the the nutrient rich leaves can be juiced as a green.  They grow in variety of soil types, though they do best in lighter, well-drained soils, in the neutral to slightly acidic pH range. Since they have few natural enemies and produce enough leaves for ground cover, pesticides most likely would not be needed and weeding would be kept to a minimum. Sweet potatoes mature in approximately 90 – 100 days, and store well after harvest.

 

 

 

About Chris Bede

With great interest in health topics, I research the latest trends in nutrition. Besides juicing daily, I'm currently a fan of the paleo diet. I may be the second largest consumer of grass-fed butter. You can follow me on twitter @cbede.