Anyone found purple sweet potatoes to irritate your stomach/digestive system?
So I got some gnarly little purple sweet potatoes from Sprouts. Literally gnarled little roots, but beautiful in their own light. Their skin was a little deeper purple than usual and when I cooked them up the flesh was very, VERY deep purple and had an unusual texture with very sticky consistency. They even tasted and smelled different. Not bad, but different.
I ate a small one (about 5-6 ounces) for lunch and had a weird not-quite-headache feeling that reminded me of a reaction I have to some food colorings. I'm sure these weren't artificially colored, but maybe they were bread to produce an excessively purple flesh that isn't colored only with the wonder-food substance in the Okinawan (light-skinned) variety? Now my head feels better but my stomach is a little upset.
I'm just wondering if there could be something dangerous here. I have about 5 potatoes left and I'd hate to throw them out without some due diligence but it's tough to find good info on these unusual little tubers.
These may have been "Stokes Purple" sweet potatoes. The look is about right.
Did someone come in and make the word "Sweet Potatoes" into a link?
asked byMethodician (624)
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on February 04, 2014
at 04:43 AM
I'm not sure of the season for them but I have noticed that they started to get smaller after Thanksgiving and more gnarled until they left the shelves in the store. Could be a bad batch, under-grown and not ready for consumption? The last ones I bought had some rot, so I threw them out. Right now in Oregon I've been buying the purple potatoes whenever I find them, usually locally produced and delicious. My kids love them loaded with butter, who wouldn't ?