Message: The lowly kamote can save your life.

OK lang mangamote pag ganito ang kapalit!!!


1. Kamote is more filling and suppresses hunger pangs longer. It is
also cheaper than rice.

2. Unlike rice, kamote is so easy to grow. It grows in backyards with

or without fertilizers. Local government executives can provide their
poor communities with idle government land for planting kamote which
the entire community can share.

3. Unlike rice which needs to be eaten with a dish, kamote tastes good

and can be eaten by itself. Thus, substituting rice with kamote saves
money for other needs.

4. Rice cannot match the nutritional values of kamote. Because rice

converts to sugar in the body, the Phils. registers as a top producer
of diabetics in the world. The poor tends to load up on rice and less
on the dish which are more expensive. That makes them vulnerable to
diabetes, an ailment known in developed countries as a rich man’s

5. The nutritional values of a:

3 oz baked kamote 100 g serving of white rice

218 IU -0-
calcium 38 mg calcium 8 mg
calories 90 calories 361 kcal

carbohydrate 21 g carbohydrates 82 g

carotenoids 11,552 mcg -0-
cholesterol 0 mg -0-
dietary fiber 3 g dietary fiber 0.6 g
fat 0 g niacin 1.8 g
folic acid 6 micrograms phosphorous 87 mg
magnesium 45 mg
manganese 1 mg -0-
pantothenic acid 1 mg -0-
potassium 475 mg potassium 111 mg

protein 2 g protein 6 g
saturated fat 0 g -0-

sodium 36 mg sodium 31 mg
vitamin A 19 vitamin B1 0.07 mg
vitamin B6 <1 mg vitamin B2 0.02 mg
vitamin C 20 mg water 10.2 g

6. Too much rice consumption can make you sick but kamote can bring
you to health and keep away some health problems. These have been
proved medically.

In a medical documentary on KBS World (the South Korean TV Network),
showed results of the research the Koreans conducted on the
nutritional and medicinal benefits of kamote (which they refer to as
sweet potato).

In that Korean medical documentary, they presented the research
findings on people with established health problems who were placed on
a kamote/sweet potato diet.

Believe it or not – kamote lowers hypertension, bad cholesterol and
even blood sugar when eaten as SUBSTITUTE TO RICE! The purple sweet
potato (kamote) is particularly effective for lowering hypertension.

Not only that, the Korean medical documentary credits the sweet potato

(kamote) as high fiber and is one of the best foods that one can eat

to prevent cancer!

For those who are only impressed by US doctors, read this: the North

Stroke Association, American Cancer Society, and the American
Heart Association have all endorsed the sweet potato for its disease
prevention and healing qualities.

The Americans, the South Koreans – both progressive nations – have
raised the kamote to a high pedestal. Many of them even call the
kamote a “super food that heals.”

And just how do we Filipinos regard the kamote? Remember how we like
to call a loser as one who is nangangamote (Filipino term for lagging

Truly, unless we unlearn many things, we will, as a nation, always be

Also, I would like to add that we don't admit to eating camote because camote - including the talbos ng camote, are for the poor -and we don't want to be associated with "them"