Sweet Potato is one of the world’s most important food crops in terms of human consumption, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, parts of Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is a special type of biofortified sweet potato that contains high levels of beta-carotene which is a precursor of vitamin A, a critical vitamin that is deficient in most diets in sub-Saharan Africa and remains a serious public health issue in Nigeria.
Aside from its nutritional advantages, it improves eyesight and is good for diabetics. It is economical; Many parts of the plant are edible, including leaves, roots, and vines; its leaves can be used for producing drinks, and can also be used in bread production, to lessen reliance on wheat. It also provides inexpensive, high-protein fodder for animals
Why do we love OFSP?
- A powerhouse of nutritional goodness
- Great baked for sweet potato fries or diced into soups and stews
- Naturally fat-free, high in fibre and brimming with Vitamins A and C
- Sweet creamy flavour