They say that both Nature and the earth itself are wise. That the earth provides living beings with all those foods and nutrients that they need so much to live each day … And, indeed, it is true. Hence the importance of educating the population to take care of the environment and Nature in general.

One of those natural products that the earth gives us are tubers, authentic treasures full of vitamins and minerals, which become an excellent form of energy.

They are modified and thickened underground stems, in which nutrients tend to accumulate, which are used as a reserve for the plant.

His collection is done at different times of the year, and among the main edible tubers  that are harvested from time to time and today are highly consumed worldwide, include: the potatoes, the potatoes, the sweet potato, the cassava, or beets, among others.

As we will see throughout this article, there are many properties that tubers provide us, healthy foods that cannot be lacking in a healthy and balanced diet.

Benefits of tubers

Sweet potato

It is a tuber extremely rich in beta-carotene, a nutrient that is what gives it that orange color so similar to carrots. It provides vitamins of group B (especially folic acid stands out), in addition to vitamin C.

It is also rich in minerals, among which potassium, manganese and iron stand out. Among other things, it becomes a much more digestive tuber than potatoes.

Sweet potato

It has more complex carbohydrates and sugars than potatoes, hence its delicious sweet taste. Although it tends to be considered as a synonymous tuber of the sweet potato, it is necessary to indicate that the sweet potato is the white variety.

It provides a good number of nutrients, so it is ideal to introduce it in the children’s diet and in the diet of athletes. For example, in reference to the vitamins it contains, the B vitamins stand out, such as folic acid, vitamins C and E.

Regarding minerals, it provides iron, manganese and potassium. As with sweet potatoes, sweet potatoes are low in calories, rich in water and yet very low in fat.


It becomes one of the best known and most consumed tubers in practically the whole world.

It is an important source of complex sugars. In addition, it is very rich in B vitamins and minerals such as potassium, selenium, fluorine, iron, phosphorus and magnesium.

Although it is less digestive than sweet potatoes, it is a good source of energy.


As with most tubers, it provides B vitamins such as folic acid, as well as vitamin C. With regard to minerals, its iron content is known.

It is a very cleansing tuber, useful in case of high cholesterol. In addition, its low calorie and fat content make it an ideal food that cannot be lacking in weight loss diets.

Although it is common to consume it raw, it is much more digestive consumed cooked.


It is an excellent source of energy. In fact, it is rich in carbohydrates, and provides B vitamins, as well as minerals such as phosphorus or iron.

Since it contains a toxin that is eliminated after cooking, it is not recommended to consume it raw.

It is low in calories and fat, so it can be ideal in balanced, low-fat diets.



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