9 surprising foods that count as one of your five a day

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9. Sweet potato wedges

Sweet potatoes do count, unlike their white cousin the potato – which are classed as a starch, making them a carbohydrate and not a vegetable.

“Sweet potatoes are a good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene and can be classed as your five-a-day because they’re usually eaten in addition to the starch food part of the meal.”

How much? 1 x 5-a-day serving = 1 small sweet potato.

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