Sweet potato deal

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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 12:54 PM
I just wanted to make a quick post about a deal I found the other day. Sweet Potatos on sale at Lowes foods and Food Lion (for those in the South) for 27 cents a pound. I grew these a few years ago and i know they store just fine for months. So if your looking for a good deal on something to stock pile, go look for sweet potato's at your local grocery. I bought a # ton of them. I'm always looking for a good deal per-pound for food and 27 cents is a damn good deal. Even if you don't like em that much, they are considered very high in nutritional value and like i said, they store at room temperature just fine for months. I'm sure they are cheap all over the US given the season. Hard to beat the nutrition/cost ratio at 27 cents a pound.

Adding a link to nutrional value here
edit on 12/1/2012 by Variable because: added link to nutritional value

posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:36 PM
reply to post by Variable

I'll give this S&F.
People don't realize sweet potatoes were the staple crop for South Americans in the Andes just as potatoes were to Russia and wheat was to Europe.
Several thousand varieties were cultivated by tribes like the Inca and they come in colors from yellow, red, blue and even black.
By itself they provide most of one's nutritional needs and one can survive on them for months.
They can be cut in to pieces and a new plant regrown from every piece with an eye on it.
One of the few crops that can be grown in mountain conditions.
Store them in a cool. dry place or cut them in to chips and dehydrate in cool, sunny weather.

They are a great deal for survival-minded gardeners.
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posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:52 PM
I just harvested a crop of heritage sweet potatoes. No pesticides. No mystery as to where they came from.

Cooked in the toaster over for 45 min and lots of butter, allspice, cinnimon...

Sweet potatoes are awesom.

posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:54 PM
They also contain phytoestrogens that help women that suffer from PMS and menopausal discomforts.
A great option for potatoes, they are delicious prepared like baked potatoes with a little butter and brown sugar. YUM!
They also go better with foods served with BBQ sauce (ribs, cicken etc) than rice or regular potatoes.
Good and good for you!

posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 05:57 PM
Sweet Potatoes are known as a superfood over here in Europe. They basically contain extraorinary high levels of vitamins and nutrition when compared to most other vegetables.

posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 06:00 PM
I know this is about sweet potatoes, but my husband and I just came from Aldi. They had 10lb bags of russet potatoes for $0.49 each.

Not entirely sure if it is just our local store or all the stores that are having this deal.

posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 07:44 PM
In the Phillipine islands, the leaves of the sweet potato are boiled like spinach or stir fried. I bought some at a chinese market and they are pretty good. Sweet potatos make a good pie also. Irish potato leaves are poisonous.

posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 06:09 PM
Thanks for the replies, I realize a deal on sweet potato's isn't as sexy as "What guns will you take when you bug out." However, for those that actually are interested about preparing for something bad, this might be helpful. I just thought 27 cents a pound for them was worth telling folks about.


posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by Variable

TY for the info on th4e sale!
Dogs can eat sweet potatoes as well and a lot of higher end dog foods include them in the mixture. I have read that the eyes to white potatoes are toxic to dogs, but my dog wont eat them anyway! If youre planning for disaster.. always plan for your animals as well.

posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 06:56 PM

Originally posted by Elostone
They also contain phytoestrogens that help women that suffer from PMS

That settles it. My entire crop next spring.
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posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 07:41 PM
Sweet potatoes are great. Bake them while still leaving a little firm, cool, peel and cut into strips or slice thin, then dehydrate. They taste just like candy and keep forever! I have been waiting for them to go on sale in my area but no such luck yet. I'll keep looking.

posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 07:44 PM
reply to post by Variable

Sweet potatoes are ranked as the #1 vegetable for nutrition.

Sweet potato baked 184
Potato, baked 83
Spinach 76
Kale 55
Mixed Vegetables 52
Broccoli 52
Winter Squash, Baked 44
Brussels Sprouts 37
Cabbage, Raw 34
Green Peas 33
Carrot 30
Okra 30
Corn on the Cob 27
Tomato 27
Green Pepper 26
Cauliflower 25
Artichoke 24
Romaine Lettuce 24
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington D.C. copyright 1992

Raw Sweet Potato
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 360 kJ (86 kcal)
Carbohydrates 20.1 g
Starch 12.7 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Dietary fibre 3.0 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.6 g
Vitamin A equiv. 709 μg (89%)
beta-carotene 8509 μg (79%)
lutein and zeaxanthin 0 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.1 mg (9%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.1 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.61 mg (4%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.8 mg (16%)
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg (15%)
Folate (vit. B9) 11 μg (3%)
Vitamin C 2.4 mg (3%)
Vitamin E 0.26 mg (2%)
Calcium 30.0 mg (3%)
Iron 0.6 mg (5%)
Magnesium 25.0 mg (7%)
Phosphorus 47.0 mg (7%)
Potassium 337 mg (7%)
Sodium 55 mg (4%)
Zinc 0.3 mg (3%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. Source: nutritiondata.comSource: USDA Nutrient Database
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posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 07:56 PM
Lowes sells sweet potatoes?
dosnt happen here in wisconsin..
just home stuff
I love sweet taters

posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by Variable

Guns are great to talk about in survival type situations,
bottomline...you can't eat your gun.We have to give more
thought to finding food sources that are easy to grow and

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:37 PM
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy

Lowes sells sweet potatoes? Wow.. dosnt happen here in wisconsin..

Here in the South we have Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter and Food Lion. Those are the big chain grocery stores. I don't think there up there where your at.

posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:37 PM
sneezed when i hit reply and double posted.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 06:44 PM
Grow TONS of your own like this in a small space. There are several varients to the "Potato tower". I plan on two this year, one for sweet and one fo reds. You'll never go back to store bought.


posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by davjan4


What varieties did you grow? I am waiting for Sand Hill Preservation to update their catalog so that I can get my order in. Sweet potatoes are an outstanding calorie crop.... I am interested in growing them as a staple instead of grain. These towers might be just the thing to combat my rocky soil.. thanks!


posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 05:53 PM
Try baking one and slathering it with peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice. MMMM!
They make good french fries too.

posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 11:13 PM
Okay, slice them and then fry them or bake them with butter and brown sugar to taste. Try putting Montreal steak spice on them after if you want something a little different. I had some done like that and they were amazing.

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