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Sweet potato is a hero of healthy cooking – packed full of good things and delicious to boot! And there are so many different ways to enjoy this vibrant veg.

Sweet potatoes are a source of vitamin C, thiamin, potassium and manganese. One large sweet potato (250g) contains more than 70% of our reference intake of vitamin C, which helps our bodies maintain our nervous system, teeth and gums, and protect cells.

Manganese is good for bone health and protecting our cells from stress damage. Thiamin is an important B-vitamin that our nervous systems and our hearts need to function properly. Potassium is also good for the nervous system and keeping our blood pressure healthy.

Sweet potatoes also last for up to two weeks in a cool dark place, which makes them a great thing to have in your cupboard. Find out some exciting ways to use this delicious, nutritious ingredient with these recipes:

5 sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes count as one of our 5-a-day, but white ones don’t – so make this simple swap and enjoy the benefits!

Bursting with fresh Asian flavours, this colourful salmon traybake can be on the table in well under an hour.

Full of great veggies, this easy-to-make salad is nutritious, delicious and super-satisfying.

Comforting and so tasty, this is a great meat-free dinner idea or, without the killer croutons, it makes a damn fine side with roasted meats.

A rich, hearty and easy veggie pie, topped with fluffy sweet potato and crisp zesty breadcrumbs.

For more nutritious sweet potato information and inspiration, check out the Vegepedia.