Are you looking for a sweet change in the potatoes you are serving to your family? Well here is a twist on an old favorite recipe. The sweet taste of the orange juice and brown sugar will bring your family to the table for this healthy and fiber filled side dish.
Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A. This benefit may be particularly true for children. In several studies from Africa, sweet potatoes were found to contain between 100-1,600 micrograms (RAE) of vitamin A in every 3.5 ounces, enough, on average, to meet 35% of all vitamin A needs, and in many cases enough to meet over 90% of vitamin A needs (from this single food alone).
How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra flavor. Yet cutting-edge research on sweet potatoes tells us that nothing could be further from the truth as they have so many unique nutritional benefits to offer!
6 medium-size sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon Real salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch-thick slices; arrange in a single layer in 2 lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dishes.
Stir together brown sugar and next 5 ingredients; pour over potatoes. Cover with aluminum foil.
Bake at 325° Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until fork-tender. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until glaze becomes syrupy.
Make Ahead: Cover and chill cooked potatoes up to 1 day. To reheat, let stand at room temperature 1 hour. Bake, covered with foil, at 350° Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with walnuts if chosen.
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