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Ingredients

Organic sweet potato

Extra virgin olive oil

Cayenne pepper

Smoked paprika

Himalayan pink salt

Rosemary

Black Pepper

Nutmeg

Utensils

1 large mixing bowl

Baking trays and rack

Directions

Start by washing and peeling the sweet potatoes cutting the ends off to obtain a flat surface at the tips for a stable chopping ground.  Next, cut 1 inch thick slices or as close to one inch to obtain thick wedges.

After, place wedges in a large bowl of water soaking for 45-60 min. so the starch can leak out and the fries will remain chunky on the inside and get crispy on the outside.  Pat dry after with a clean towel or napkins when the hour is up, trust me this will soften up the potatoes resulting in crispy chewy wedges.

Next, place in a large bowl adding 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, ½ tsp. paprika, ¼ tsp. pink salt (optional can be skipped and added after they bake), ¼ nutmeg pinch of black pepper, and 3-4 pinches of dried rosemary.

Finally, place on an oven rack/tray and space them out evenly so they have enough space in between to bake evenly.  Line a tray with parchment paper flipping half ways through to assure even baking if you don’t have oven-baking racks.  Bake at 385 F˚ for 45-50 minutes and you will tell they’re done when they crisp up a bit and look soft in the middle.

All done this recipe is really good and fills you up leaving you filling satisfied and well nourished.  The spices are a little spicy but the sweetness of the sweet potato balances out the dish! In-joy this recipe for you and yours!

Servings & Prep

·         2 servings or can be served as a appetizer | 2 hours total

Benefits

Sweet potatoes or yams, is how they call the original root vegetable from Africa that has many vitamins and nutrients that protect the body against many illnesses.  For example, studies have shown that different types of diabetics who eat sweet potatoes show to have less frequent low blood pressure, low blood sugar, low glycemic levels, lipids, and along with lower blood glucose because of the high fiber level found in yams.  The fiber is also good for digestion and preventing constipation. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with beta-carotene extremely beneficial for preventing colon cancer significantly pointing to the beta-carotene found in studies.  The beneficial nutrient Choline found in sweet potatoes are great for many reasons like sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory.  Choline also helps cellular structure of membranes, aids in nerve impulses, and chronic inflammation studies found.  Sweet potatoes are also good for even moor reasons they help the vision, aid fertility, obesity, increase energy, lower weight, vitamin B6, C, & D, iron, magnesium, good sugars, and carbohydrates they are very nutritious indeed if prepared the right way.

Hue-man’s have been using different oils, which are a type of fat for food and cosmetic reasons for thousands of years now.  The best type of olive oil is extra virgin olive oil because the olive oil is extracted using natural methods and is standard for a certain quality and purity like taste and smell.  Real olive oil is rich in phenolic antioxidants, which is the reason why olive oil is beneficial.  Other cheaper refined olive oils are extracted with solvents, heated, and diluted with other cheap oils.  Whenever buying make sure to get the extra virgin olive oil to get the real benefits.  Olive oil is known around the world for reducing cardiovascular dis-ease and all around mortality rate found in Mediterranean diets.  Countless studies have been carried out by various scientist both on animals and hue-mans testing extra virgin olive oil and the results were that people consuming moor extra virgin olive oil regularly are less likely to develop cardiovascular dis-ease, including high blood pressure, stroke, and high cholesterol.  Regular intake of olive oil also reduces the risk of inflammation and other blood vessel complications. Other good facts about olive oil are they can prevent cancer, depression, protect the liver, stroke, high cholesterol, and even against Alzheimer's dis-ease!  A study has shown that 4 tbsp. of olive equals the equivalent to 10 percent of the recommended prescription pain killer ibuprofen of an adult, say researchers by Paul Breslin of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.  So, extra virgin olive oil in the most natural and purest form is the best type of olive oil out there to obtain the most nutrients.

Sources

http://authoritynutrition.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/

 

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