Home Videos Photos

Sweet Potatoes Enhancing Lives Of Africans

| Filed under: InspirationFood

Sweet Potatoes Enhancing Lives Of Africans

In Burkina Faso, a small village in Africa, people have to cherish the small things in life — like sweet potatoes.

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world, and orange sweet potatoes have a lot of it.

Said Fatiba, a village native and mother of three:

"The orange sweet potato has Vitamin A. Our white sweet potato does not. I want my family to eat the orange one to make them healthier."

In America, sweet potato fries are a novel side dish, in Africa they’re a way of life.

Good to put things in perspective every once in while.

[Image via AP Images.]

Tags: , ,

Email this  »
13 Non-Candy Treats To Make This Halloween!
It's National Chocolate Day! Here Are Some Rich And Delicious World Records That Will Blow Your Mind!
Perez's Pics Of The Week: Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd, 2014
10 Unhealthiest Starbucks Drinks!
Perez's Pics Of The Week: Sept. 5th-12th, 2014
Perez's Pics Of The Week - August 23-30, 2014

Comments are closed.