Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potatoes, Antioxidant Rich, Fla.

Sweet potatoes are a delicious, healthy alternative to potatoes. And with white skinned ones called Okinawan sweet potatoes they can also be colorful because these spuds are purple inside. Their natural purple color also makes them extra nutritious because it is high in anthocyanins, an antioxidant found only in purple foods like blueberries.

Naturally grown Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes bought at
Rorabeck's Palnt & Produce Inc, Fla.
Copyright 2014 by Helen A Lockey
These potatoes are also known as Hawaiian purple sweet potatoes. They have a lovely sweet flavor with hints of roasted chestnuts. Their purple flesh is denser than regular orange colored sweet potatoes, which makes them a good ingredient for pies.

You can buy them online or at specialty stores. I bought mine at Rorabeck’s Plant & Produce Inc. on Military Trail in Lantana, Florida.

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