What does purple sweet potato taste like?
The purple-fleshed sweet potato has a slightly sweeter flavour than the regular variety. However you can use it in all the same ways you use regular sweet potatoes – it just adds that extra pop of colour!
What are the benefits of purple sweet potato?
Purple sweet potato boasts all the delicious health benefits of sweet potato including the antioxidant beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and promotes eye health and a strong immune system. It’s also bursting with vitamins.
But wait, there’s more… that eye-catching purple pattern isn’t just pretty, it hints at the presence of anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a powerful antioxidant that has been linked to reducing dementia and maintaining brain health.
Oh, and don’t forget it’s high in fibre, too.
How much purple sweet potato makes a serve?
According to Australian Sweet Potatoes, one serving of sweet potatoes is 150g. This is about a small to medium-sized sweet potato. One serving provides 100% of an adult’s daily intake of vitamins A and C.
Can I eat the skin of purple sweet potato?
Most definitely. It contains important nutrients including fibre, so don’t bin the skin! Just remember to wash before cooking.
Here are sweet potato recipes where you can swap in purple sweet potato as you like!