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Sweet Potato Fries Nutrition

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author image Allan Robinson
Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
Sweet Potato Fries Nutrition
Sweet potato fries are a great alternative to regular potato fries. Photo Credit: DronG/iStock/GettyImages

Sweet potato fries are long, thin strips of sweet potatoes that can be fried in any type of oil or baked. You can make them in an oven instead of actually frying the sweet potato strips, which greatly reduces their fat content. Sweet potato fries are high in starch, although they contain more sugar than regular fries. They are also high in vitamin A.

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Calories

According to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate, the calorie content for three ounces of sweet potato fries can vary from 129 to 178 calories for frozen, unprepared varieties. If you bake them, that calorie content will remain; adding oil to fry them, however, will up the calorie and fat content.

Protein and Fat

Sweet potato fries contain from 1.33 to 1.45 grams of protein per serving, which is just about four percent of the daily value for protein. Fat content ranges from 4.3 grams to 9.44 grams according to MyPlate.

Carbohydrates

A serving of sweet potato fries contains from 21.2 to 21.69 grams of carbohydrates according to MyPlate. This total includes about five to seven grams of sugar and about three grams of dietary fiber.

Vitamins

Sweet potato fries provide 22 percent of the daily value for vitamin A in each serving. A serving of sweet potato fries also contains 4 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

Minerals

A serving of sweet potato fries contains 108 mg of sodium or about 4 percent of the daily value for sodium. It also has 282 mg of potassium, which is about 6 percent of the daily value for potassium. A serving of sweet potatoes contains 3 percent of the daily value for iron and 2 percent of the daily value for calcium.

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