The sweet potato is well-loved for its soft, brightly-coloured flesh, and is enjoyed in a variety of dishes, including purée, as fries, in soup, served "au gratin", and even stuffed! The orange flesh of the sweet potato is a nutritional superstar! One serving contains 4 times the daily recommended intake of beta-carotene. This highly-touted antioxidant contains plenty of vitamin A, and also contributes to healthy skin, eyes, and hair. Sweet potatoes also have a low glycemic index, which makes them great for those with diabetes. When cooked in the oven, sweet potatoes have a naturally sweet flavour and rich texture that, when served with a salad, makes for a filling and nutritious meal. This recipe includes crunchy roasted hazelnuts, which make a great contrast with the soft, roasted sweet potato. Za'atar is a spice blend that mixes dried thyme, oregano, savory, sesame seeds, and sumac. It can easily be found in stores that specialize in spices, or in organic grocery stores.
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