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Purple potatoes are oblong to round in shape, averaging 10-15 centimeters in diameter depending on the variety. These tubers are easily identified by their vibrant ink-colored skin and varieties may have smooth to russeted skin and shallow to medium-set eyes. The starchy flesh ranges from white to purple striations, to a marbled appearance, to a completely saturated deep purple. Purple potatoes have a pronounced earthy, sweet, and nutty flavor when cooked.
Purple potatoes are available year-round, with peak season in the fall.
Purple potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, encompass dozens of heirloom and conventional varieties. Commonly known as Purple Peruvian, All Blue, Congo, Vitilette, and Purple Majesty, Purple potatoes are grown in both domestic and commercial capacities. A unique use for Purple potatoes beyond food consumption is a natural dye in fruit drinks, vitamin waters, and in other food products such as ice cream.
Purple potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which has been studied as an immune system booster.
Purple potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, boiling, baking, braising, mashing, grilling, and frying. Purple potatoes are popularly used in salads, soups, and gnocchi. They can also be sliced into fries or chips and mashed to make vibrant violet side dishes. Another popular preparation is to boil, smash, and bake Purple potatoes and serve with crème Fraiche, dips, cashew sauce, or tomato-based sauces. Purple potatoes pair well with savory herbs and garlic, red meats such as pork and poultry, both rich and mild cheeses, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelled beans, artichokes, and salad greens. Purple potatoes will keep for one to two weeks when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Purple potatoes have been valued in South American culture as "food of gods" for centuries, but these tubers have recently grown in popularity in Western culture due to its unique, vibrant color and health benefits. In 2017, with social media becoming a predominant method of communication in the United States, consumers are sharing photos of vibrant Purple potato dishes and are disseminating information about the nutritional value of the tuber much faster than before. With the rise in immediate information sharing, Purple potatoes are no longer only found in restaurants but are also being used in healthy home cooking to create dishes to impress and entertain.
The Purple potato is native to Peru and Bolivia and spread to Europe in the 16th century when Spanish sailors gathered and used the tubers to cure scurvy for long voyages. Purple potatoes were recently introduced to the United States in the mid-1980s and first became popular in Los Angeles for its versatility, health benefits, and vibrant color. Today, Purple potatoes are commercially cultivated in South America, North America, and Europe.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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Recipes that include Purple Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
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