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Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato
Inventory, 40 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 07/15/18
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato has a rugged purple skin and vibrant purple flesh. It is firm and dense, more so than a typical sweet potato and offers a different taste as well. The flesh is drier and has a lower moisture content than most sweet potato varieties. The Stokes Purple® is not as sweet as as their orange counterparts.
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato is available in late fall and throughout the winter.
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato is botanically classified as Ipomea batatas “Stokes Purple®” and is a member of the morning glory or, Convolvulaceae family. Its deep purple color, which intensifies when cooked, comes from the phytochemical anthocyanin. Anthocyanin has been used in folk medicine around the world and many of its healing properties have been scientifically proven.
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato is extremely high in antioxidants, similar to other purple superfoods like acai, blueberries and purple corn. Like other sweet potato varieties, it has a low glycemic index which essential for diabetics.
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato can be prepared like most sweet potatoes; however, their lower moisture content should be taken into account. Adding one or two tablespoons of liquid to the recipe will achieve a more desirable consistency. The greater density of the Stokes Purple® Sweet potato requires a longer cooking time than other varieties of sweet potato. Serve these purple vegetables steamed and mashed, roasted, or shredded for potato pancakes. The vibrant color makes a striking pie. Caution when using baking soda in your Stokes Purple Sweet potato dishes, it will turn your bold purple to green.
The Stokes Purple® Sweet potato is an American-grown sweet potato. Its name is derived from the county in North Carolina where the sweet potatoes were originally grown. Stokes County, NC was traditionally a tobacco growing region until the sweet potatoes were introduced and farmers could use it as a replacement crop using the same equipment and farming techniques as tobacco. The Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato is a registered trademark of the Saura Pride Sweet Potatoes, LLC. They can also be found growing in the valley east of San Fransisco, California.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brigantine Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-481-1166|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Plan 9 Alehouse||Escondido CA||760-489-8817|
|Harumama||San Diego CA||619-269-7122|
|Saiko Sushi-North Park||San Diego CA||619-886-6656|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Dija Mara||Oceanside CA||760-231-5376|
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