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It's no surprise that sales of sweet potatoes, pumpkins and other orange squash hit their peak during the fall and winter holidays. But retailers might want to keep promotions in mind for rest of the year. Not only are the fruits and tubers themselves becoming popular, they're being added as ingredients in prepared foods, such as frozen fries for kids and snack chips. The beautiful color in these

It's no surprise that sales of sweet potatoes, pumpkins and other orange squash hit their peak during the fall and winter holidays. But retailers might want to keep promotions in mind for rest of the year. Not only are the fruits and tubers themselves becoming popular, they're being added as ingredients in prepared foods, such as frozen fries for kids and snack chips.

“The beautiful color in these items comes from the phytochemicals, which I call little bodyguards that protect us from

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