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Purple sweet potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as baking, steaming, or roasting. The flesh is drier than most varieties, so adding one or two tablespoons of liquid to the recipe will achieve a more desirable consistency. The greater density of the purple  sweet potato requires a longer cooking time than other varieties of sweet potato, but when cooked properly the potato will be tender and moist.

Serve these purple vegetables steamed and mashed, roasted, or shredded for potato pancakes. The vibrant color also makes a striking pie, smoothies, or gnocchi.

Sweet potatoes with purple flesh are richer in anthocyanins. Beta-carotene and anthocyanins are naturally occurring plant “phyto” chemicals that give vegetables their bright colors. These phytochemicals are researched for their potential role in human health and disease prevention.

Sweet Potato- Purple 1#

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