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Sweet potato (Misti alu)

Sweet potato (Misti alu)


Indian name: Misti alu, Ranga alu
Scientific name: Ipomoea batatas
Part used: underground stem

Systematic position:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. batatas

Medicinal properties & Food value: It is enrich with vitamin A, B6, C, manganese, copper, dietary fiber, potassium, Iron etc. This vegetable is an excellent source of antioxidant. It is helpful in reducing the severity of asthma,
osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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