Purple Creamer Potatoes
Inventory, 50 lbs : 6.00
This item was last sold on : 03/08/18
Purple creamer potatoes are small and round, averaging only 2 to 3 centimeters in diameter. Their skin is thin, smooth, and brown or purple, while the flesh is creamy and marbled with a deep violet hue. The skin is high in moisture, and the flesh maintains a low level of starch with an earthy and slightly nutty flavor.
Purple creamer potatoes are available year-round.
Purple creamer potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum andigenum, are the young, immature tubers of Purple potato varieties. Purple creamer potatoes are harvested when small and tender, far before maturity, and common varieties include Purple Peruvian, All Blue, Congo, Lion's Paw, Vitilette, Purple Viking and Purple Majesty.
Purple creamer potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, and chlorogenic acid. They also contain the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which has been studied as an immune system booster.
Purple creamer potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, boiling, and grilling. They are popularly used in potato salad, casseroles, soups, and stews. Purple creamer potatoes pair well with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, artichokes, both rich and mild cheese, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelled beans, and salad greens. Purple creamer potatoes keep well in a cool, dry, dark place. Do not refrigerate.
The Purple potato's nutritional value and energy-rich properties are factors in the potato's explosion in popularity in the late 20th century and early 21st century. Its ability to provide high quantities of vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants has become a valued measure of food security and sovereignty.
The Purple creamer potato arises from the Purple potato which originated in Peru as early as 1817. More than 3000 varieties of potatoes have been cultured by farmers in Peru, and the Purple potato is believed to have been one of the first potatoes ever cultivated.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center||National City CA||619-434-4281|
|Viewpoint Brewing Co.||Del Mar CA||858-205-9835|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Nick & G's Restaurant||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Big Thyme Sandwich Company||San Diego CA||619-894-5042|
|Pacific Regent La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-597-8008|
|About Thyme||San Diego CA||619-633-8863|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
Recipes that include Purple Creamer Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Ciao Florentina||Purple Potato Salad|
|Bitchin Camero||Poblano & Purple Potato Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil and Cilantro Yogurt|
|Nourished Kitchen||Purple Potato and Artichoke Gratin|
|Beth Dunham||Leek, Potato & Fennel Soup|
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