Sweet Potato Rescues Holiday Pie Season From Pumpkin Shortage

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Addie's Fine Food Announces The Sweet Potato Pie

A Pumpkin Pie shortage has been reported this holiday season! Reports of a disappointing pumpkin crop hitting the Southeast and Midwest are surfacing -- due to high humidity and unusual rainfall. It’s too wet for pumpkins to grow. This creates an opening for the Sweet Potato Pie to leave its Cinderella status and become the new belle of the ball.

Sweet Potato Pie is simply better and far healthier than Pumpkin Pie. Unlike Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie requires much less added sugar due to its natural sweetness. The orange flesh color of both the pumpkin and sweet potato is indicative of its high beta-carotene content, though the sweet potato packs twice as much vitamin A, vitamin C, and four times as much vitamin B6 than the pumpkin. The Sweet Potato carries eight times as much fiber and twice as much protein, offering a healthy fulfilling nutritional dessert.

Even in taste tests, the sweet potato pie comes highly recommended. Some find its flavor to be more compatible with the traditional spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. It is largely thought that pumpkin pie is chosen simply out of tradition or habit in most households -- unlike the African American community where its superiority has always been recognized. While campaigning in Philadelphia, President Obama exclaimed, “I like the sweet potato pie.”

In deference to our newly elected president, Keith Davis, CEO, of Addie’s Fine Foods says, “It’s the change we need!” If you wonder why Davis started his new company, he would tell you it was the Obama speech. “It lit a fire under me,” says Davis. The result is the freshest, purest example of a long-standing Afro-American tradition, the sweet potato pie. With nothing more than his mother’s recipe, Davis has put together a product you will find in your grocer’s freezer this holiday, and also online at http://www.thesweetpotatoproject.com

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