Crispy oven roasted purple sweet potato fries

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This Purple Sweet Potato Recipe shows you how to cook the potatoes by baking, boiling, or roasting. These make the perfect healthy side dish for any meal!

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What are Purple Sweet Potatoes

There are a couple of different types, and they are sometimes called yams. Stokes are what I usually see here in the US. They are actually grown in the US. Stokes have the purple exterior flesh.

There are other varieties that come from South America & Japan.

The sweet potatoes contain Anthocyanins that give it the purple pigment that’s also found in blackberries, blueberries, & red cabbage.

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Health Benefits

Typically, for whole foods, the darker & deeper the color, the higher the antioxidant levels. A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found consumption could lead to lớn lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & reduced risk for heart disease.

They are also a great source of vi-ta-min C and potassium.

Where vì chưng You Find Them

I don’t typically see them at standard grocery stores. Places lượt thích Sprouts và Whole Foods typically have them.

Can You Eat the Skin? do You Have khổng lồ Peel Them

Yes, you can eat the skin. You don’t have lớn peel them if you don’t want for something like roasted potatoes or fries.

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What bởi They Taste Like

They have a rich nutty flavor and super creamy texture. I find these don’t need much salt, as typically necessary for russet potatoes.

How to lớn Store Them

Store the potatoes in a cool, dry place. They will usually need khổng lồ be eaten within 1-2 weeks.

How to lớn Air Fry Them

Air fry them on 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until soft.

How to Bake Them

These usually take longer to bake than standard sweet potatoes. You will usually need longer than an hour, maybe an hour & half depending on size. Bake on 400 degrees.

How to Boil Them

To boil, place the sweet potatoes in a pot with enough water lớn cover the sweet potatoes. Bring the water lớn a boil on medium-high heat. Cook for 30-40 minutes or until they are soft.

Ways khổng lồ Cook and Use Them

MashedRoasted (sliced into cubes or circle rings)Candied Sweet PotatoesHealthy Sweet Potato PieSouthern Sweet Potato Casserole

Topping Ideas

ButterOlive OilSalt và PepperChivesHoney

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