“As sweet as sugar.” That’s what we thought when we first tasted murasaki sweet potatoes.
The next day we ran out to buy some (at Trader Joe’s).
With an attractive violet-colored skin (murasaki is Japanese for violet) and a pure white interior [photo #1] we didn’t realize we were eating mashed sweet potatoes (they were peeled) until the first bite.
If we had been cooking, we’d have added the peel for a new take on skin-on mashed potatoes.
The murasaki, which is grown in California, has a sweet, nutty, full-bodied flavor.
A medium potato (five inches long) is 120 calories, and is fat and cholesterol free.
It has 500% DV of vitamin A, 40% vitamin C, 18% of potassium, 16% dietary fiber, 6% iron, 4% calcium and 2% sodium.
If kept dry and cold, murasaki potatoes will remain fresh in the fridge for three weeks.