Want to add some color to your holiday or everyday dinner table?
Then this recipe is for you.
Okinawa sweet potatoes are tan on the outside
like a russet potato, but when you cut them open, they are brilliantly
purple/magenta on the inside. Unlike other purple vegetables that lose their
color when cooked, the Okinawa sweet potato stays vibrant.
Purple sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients according to
sweet potatoes, also known as Okinawan potatoes, share the same starchy sweetness
of more familiar varieties. Like orange sweet potatoes, they are low in
carbohydrates and fat and an excellent source of fiber and vitamins.
Additionally, purple sweet potatoes are packed with anthocyanins, which may
have anti-inflammatory properties.”
“The women of Okinawa, Japan
(who also happen to be the world's longest living ladies) enjoy a purple sweet
potato they call Imo every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rich in
beta-carotene and boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries, this
easy-to-make treat can be simply incorporated into an American diet. And, if
you can't find Imo specifically, our orange sweet potatoes pack a similarly
Not only will your family be impressed with how pretty your
sweet potatoes are, the kids will gobble them down because they are purple! You
know how kids love brightly colored foods. You can be assured you are giving your family healthy
and nutritious food.
If your local market does not carry these gorgeous potatoes,
you can order them from Melissa’s Produce.