1.

Sweet potatoes were rated the #1 vegetable in nutrition by which one of the following?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

The Biotic Baking Brigade (BBB)

2.

When it comes to nutrition, which of the following applies to 1 medium sweet potato:

Contains more than twice the RDA for Vitamin A

Contains over 1/3 the RDA for Vitamin C

Is a great source of Vitamin E

All of the above

3.

The orange sweet potato varieties are high in Beta-Carotene. Which of the following statements relates to Beta-Carotene?

It is a fat-soluble orange pigment found in some vegetables, fruits, leafy green vegetables and other deep-colored plants.

It is absorbed through the intestine walls where it is converted into Vitamin A.

It has protective properties that guard against some types of cancer such as lung cancer and cervical cancer and guards against the sun's ultraviolet rays.

All of the above

4.

According to Dole's 5-a-day nutrition plan, 1 medium sweet potato counts as 1 serving. How often does Dole recommend eating 1 medium sweet potato?

Once a week
Once a month
Once a year

5.

Sweet potatoes and yams grown in the United States are the same vegetable but are totally unrelated to the "true yam" which is grown primarily in the tropical regions of South America.

True
False

6.

Sweet potatoes should be handled in the same way you would which one of the following?

An Irish potato
An egg

7.

To properly store sweet potatoes you should do which one of the following?

Keep them in the refrigerator where they will stay fresh.

Never store sweet potatoes in the refrigerator. Store them in a dry receptacle in an area kept between 55 and 60 degrees F.

Since sweet potatoes originated in the tropics, it is best to keep them in a container underneath the kitchen sink where it is warm and moist.

Keep them in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls back porch.

 8.

Which one of the following states in the United States grows the most sweet potatoes?

California
Louisiana
North Carolina
Texas

9.

Which one of the following regions grows the most sweet potatoes?

Africa
China
Japan
Peru
Vietnam

10.

Sweet potatoes have been in existence since prehistoric times and were a favorite of which one of the following?

Adam and Eve
Herbivore Dinosaurs

11.

What do the names "Sweet Potato," "Sweet Potato Jam" and "Yams from Outer Space" have in common?

They are musical groups
They are song titles

12.

Sweet potato plants are currently being grown in NASA's Advanced Life Support (ALS) program for long duration space missions and possible future inhabitants on Mars.

True
Don't be ridiculous!

13.

The Sweet Potato Day Luncheon or "Yam Day" is held annually in which one of the following places?

The White House
The United States Capitol
The Sweet Potato Bowl

14.

Who is famous for saying "I yam what I yam and dat's all I yam?"

Bugs Bunny
Popeye
Goofy
 

 
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