Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes recipe? Learn how to make Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ethelhurtt

Makes 4 servings



From the NY Times, 3/2/2011 - Most of the studies involving coconut oil were done with partially hydrogenated coconut oil, which researchers used because they needed to raise the cholesterol levels of the rabbits in order to collect certain data. Virgin coconut oil, which has not been chemically treated, is a different thing in terms of a health risk. Partial hydrogenation created dreaded trans fats. It also destroy many of the good essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other positive components present in virgin coconut oil. Not all saturated fats are created equal. The main saturated fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid. Lauric acid increases HDL, or High-density lipoprotein, and bad LDL, or low-density lipoproteins, but is not thought to negatively affet the overall ratio of the two.

Recipe Ingredients for Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes

1 1/2 tbl coconut oil, virgin
1 3/4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tsp light brown sugar,packed
3/4 tsp salt, kosher
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together potatoes, coconut oil, sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  3. Spread the potatoes in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Roast, tossing occasionally, until soft and caramelized, about 1 hour.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 206.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
456mg
19%
Potassium
1624mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates
57.0g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
3.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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