Chasing Davies: Low Fat Wednesday: Purple Sweet Potatoes

April 14, 2010

Low Fat Wednesday: Purple Sweet Potatoes

Has anyone seen the bright purple (on the inside) sweet potatoes in their local grocery stores?!  I recently saw them at mine and couldn't wait to try them!

Dr. Oz names this sweet potato in his 5 Superfoods to Eat Now.  He reports that this sweet potato, or Imo is rich in beta-carotene and boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries!

So what to do with it?  I replaced regular sweet potatoes with these - the taste is very subtly different, and if anything, there is less taste in the purple sweet potato.  I made my favorite dish - Sweet Potato Butter Bean Stew with these and it was still great!