It’s no surprise that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial for the road to good health. It’s believed its presence in food can help aid in the prevention of cancer, reverse or slow down the aging process and can enhance your immune system.
With all of their beneficial properties, it’s astonishing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, which is the primary sources of antioxidants. Most experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
One way to keep it interesting is to keep exploring different varieties of fruit and vegetables and one vegetable that I recently discovered is the purple sweet potato.
This variety is a good source of Vitamin C and the deep, bold, purple color is bursting with antioxidants!
I have been eating regularly the traditional orange fleshed sweet potato which I enjoy eating quite often, but I was curious to what the texture and flavor profile would be with this variety.
So what does the flavor of purple sweet potato taste like? Well, the flavor is quite nice. To me it seems slightly sweeter than the traditional sweet potato and has a slight fruit flavor.
The texture however, is different from the traditional with it being slightly denser and more starchier in texture.
As far as preparation is concerned, I have eaten them simply roasted covered with aluminum foil in my convection oven until fork tender, and also have made oven baked fries with them, which tend to crisp up better than the traditional sweet potato.
If you are interested on more information about purple sweet potatoes, you can visit this link below.
Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes
Remember, food is meant to be enjoyed so keep it interesting!
Eat Good, Look Good, Feel Good!
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Vanessa LaBranche/Chef Instructor-Culinary Educator