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Lists of superfoods often include the sweet potato. But the leave are ignored in this part of the world. Recently an article published by the University of Arkansas Extension grabbed our attention claiming “studies have shown that sweetpotato leaves contain as many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as spinach”. The comparison to spinach is apt as preparation is similar. Note that with spinach as well as sweet potato […]

Cooking Sweet Potato Leaves

Yes indeed, as those of you who have seen us recently at the farmstand or market know, you can indeed eat Sweet Potato leaves!  And per the notes in this week’s Stories from the Farm, they are also super nutritious.  Here are some tips for cooking them! Prepare sweet potato leaves by boiling, steaming or stir­ frying to preserve nutrients. While cooking vegetables leads to slight nutrient losses, heat also […]