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The stability of nitrogenous substances in processed sweet potato puree was examined. Protein and nonprotein nitrogen (NPN) fractions were extracted from sweet potato puree adjusted to pH 4.2, treated with amylolytic enzymes and processed at 88°C to determine changes in amino acid concentrations over a 6-month period. Amino acid concentrations in the protein fraction were generally found to remain stable over the storage period. NPN amino acid concentration either remained stable or increased slightly with storage time. The results of this work indicate that there would be no appreciable loss of nitrogenous substances in sweet potato puree subjected to the conditions of the experiment.