Purple sweet potatoes are pretty neat with their high antioxidant content and low fructose, but I'm wondering if anyone has actually found a good source for them. My asian market carries them sometimes, but the box indicates that they are from China and have been irradiated, and last time I got some, there were rotten parts. Has anyone else experienced this or found a good source, and where?
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on September 27, 2012
at 03:12 PM
Do you mean purple Okinawan sweet potatoes, (see link below for pic) or simply purple potatoes? One is a tuber the other is a night shade and couldn't be more different. My brother is stationed over there and has been sending me Okinawan sweet potatoes, at my will.
Let me know and we can set something up, I can probably just ship them right to your door, as I cant seem to get enough of these. I eat about 1-2 per day.
on May 31, 2013
at 06:50 PM
To Essie, I've noticed that the purple sweet potatoes are a "hit or miss" type item. I've had them before and they were just terrible! They were dry, not sweet, and some even rotted pretty fast. I've also had some that were delicious...super moist and sweet! I think it just depends on where they were distributed from and how old they are. Now that I've been buying them for a while I can usually tell if they're fresh or not, and I know the stores in the Atlanta area that carry good ones. I hope you give them a second chance :)
on January 18, 2013
at 01:29 PM
I love Japanese Yams. I pick them up at the Asian Market when I can. I also like white Japanese Yams. They look very similar to a regular sweet potato with a reddish exterior, but they have a white flesh that almost looks like a regular potato, but they have a sweeter, cakey, taste similar to the purple Japanese Yams. I found those at my local Wegman's in Columbia, MD, and they seem easier to find than the purple ones, and are almost as good.
on November 23, 2012
at 01:41 AM
I found, for the first time, purple sweet potatoes, at our local Sprouts store earlier this week. So to test them out I only bought 1 big tuber. They were quite pricey at $2.59 a pound! So yesterday I peeled it, cubed it and baked/fried them in coconut oil in a frying pan, alternating with a lid on. I added some Mesquite seasoning. The taste was underwhelming to put it nicely :-( very disappointing The outside was quite crunchy, the inside was kinda dry. Odd texture. Pretty color, sure. It tasted very bland. So yea not gonna buy those again! I love yams, sweet potatoes and blue potatoes though.
on September 13, 2012
at 01:34 PM
In the north-east, you won't see Okinawan sweet potatoes at Whole Foods until early October. Wegman's also will carry starting soon.