Purple sweet potatoes, also known as Okinawan potatoes, share the same starchy sweetness of more familiar varieties.
Purple sweet potato nutrition also has so many benefits for human health. They are thought to have come from American continent, botanical and agricultural experts estimate the origin of sweet potato plants are New Zealand, Polynesia, and the central part of America. Sweet potato or scientific name Ipomoea batatas is a staple food in Africa, while in Asia, in addition to parts of the tuber is consumed, the young sweet potato leaves are also made as a vegetable. There is also a sweet potato which is used as an ornamental plant for its beautiful leaves.
In the market we can find various types of sweet potatoes, there are purple, red, pale yellow or white. Sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, the more intense the color, it has more antioxidants, choose colorful sweet potatoes for consumption, especially the purple and red. According to The U.S. Sweet Potato Council Inc., Sweet potatoes are cooked with the skin produces more fiber than a serving of oatmeal. Sweet potatoes also contain vitamin A, B, C, calcium and potassium which works to relieve inflammation of the stomach.
- Excellent source of vitamin C and also provides fiber.
- Vibrantly purple from anthocyanins.
- Like most sweet potatoes, the Stokes Purple® has a low glycemic index.
- Additionally, purple sweet potatoes are packed with anthocyanins, which may have anti-inflammatory properties.
- Nutrients: Purple sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. A medium potato serving yields 1,643 retinol activity equivalents — retinol being a form of vitamin A used in measuring vitamin amounts. The daily recommendation for vitamin A is 600 to 900 micrograms of retinol activity equivalents. The brightly hued tuber also contributes 812 milligrams of potassium toward your 4,700-milligram-per-day adequate intake and 58 milligrams of calcium toward the 1,000-milligram-per-day recommendation.
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