The sweet potato has been a significant source of nutrition for over 8,000 years and is now being seen as an incredibly unappreciated yet nutritious food. It is high in fiber, vitamin A, iron, and calcium. Despite the name ‘sweet,’ studies have shown that it actually helps stabilize blood sugar levels. The roots are most frequently boiled, fried, or baked. They can also be dried and processed to make starch and flour.
Sweet potato flour holds moisture well, brings a richness of flavor, and adds a slight sweetness to any baked good. Sweet potato flour is incredibly versatile and can be used for baked goods, such as breads, cookies, muffins, pancakes and crepes, cakes, and doughnuts. It can also be used in soups, as a thickener for sauces and gravies, and in breading for fish. It is raw flour and does not require cooking before use. Sweet potato flour is great at holding moisture in baked goods and imparts a slight sweetness.
Dried raw milled sweet potato. No preservatives or additives.
This product has been produced free of gluten, dairy, soy, and genetically engineered ingredients.
Peruvian Nature, a family owned company, was founded in 2001 mainly to work with a family group of Maca farmers (the Campos family) in the Juni region, the central mountains of Peru. Peruvian Nature has worked with the Campos family farmers to improve their infrastructure, obtain organic certification, and with continued trainings. This has given the farmers a better price for their product and a secure client base. Since then, Peruvian Nature has expanded to include many spices, other root vegetables such as Yacon and Camote, or sweet potato. The company makes an effort to work directly with the farmers to improve cultivation techniques, encourage organic farming, and support their local economies.
Peruvian has their processing facility in Lima, where they select, disinfect, cut and dry the raw materials. They use a combination of traditional techniques (sorting and selecting) and modern technology (organic sterilization system) to produce high quality and safe products, while directly supporting their farmers. Their facility is gluten-free.