Store Bought Vs. Homemade French Fries

While regular potatoes have a bad reputation in the health community, they still provide a diversity of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Potatoes are the number one consumed vegetable in America, but it’s the form that they are consumed in that is of more concern – The French Fries.

Highly refined vegetable oils like canola contain high amounts of pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids and are chemically bleached and deodorised. Just like canola – safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, corn, soybean, and refined palm and peanut oil should definitely be avoided.

Sweet potatoes are packed with fiber, vitamins A & C, carotenoids, and potassium and come in various colors such as the white Hannah sweet potato, the purple Japanese sweet potato, and the classic orange sweet potato.

Sweet potatoes get there color from unique fat-soluble polyphenols called anthrocyanins, and are abundant in various antioxidants and fat soluble carotenoids such as beta carotene, a pro-vitamin A. Hence, always prefer homemade sweet potato fries over your McDonald Fries!