Saturday was our last CSA pick-up day for our CSA members and we'd like to thank you all for your support.
We added Sweet Potato Greens to your shares and we'd like to tell you about the health benefits and how to prepare it.
Some research has shown that yam leaves are more nutritious than spinach, celery, carrots and cucumbers when it comes to vitamin B, iron, zinc, protein, antioxidants, and calcium. They supposedly enhance immune function, boost metabolism, lower blood sugar, improve eyesight, and act as an anti-inflammatory.
Besides this simple garlic and ginger stir-fried version, you can also use them in soups and salads (yes, you can eat them raw as well!). How great is that?
1/2 lb sweet potato leaves, washed
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
2 slices ginger, julienned
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon water
Salt, to taste
A pinch of sugar
Heat the oil in a skillet or pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for about a minute. Add the sweet potato greens. Stir and add in the sesame oil, ground pepper, water, salt (to taste) and a pinch of sugar. Stir to cook for a couple of minutes until all the leaves are wilted.
Serve your healthy stir fried sweet potato leaves immediately.