Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber which is good in cleaning our digestive tracts. Its starchy nature helps us to feel full and can prevent us from indulging in more food that makes us overeat and become fat as a result. Its carbohydrate or natural sugar is oxidized slowly thus preventing sugar surge in our blood stream thus its energy can be used in a more controlled manner in our body. Another nutritional value of sweet potato is its carotenoid pigment which contains vitamin A and is good for our eye sight. It is a great anti-oxidant, good for fighting cancer and aging. Its beta carotene protects our skin from sun damage and helps in repairing skin from the sun's UV.
Sweet potato can be eaten plain after steaming it or it can be cooked as a dessert with rock sugar and the green pandan leave boiled in water which is very popular among the Asian or even fried as sweet potato chips.