How To Cook Purple Sweet Potato?

Can you eat the skin of purple sweet potato?

Purple sweet potato skins are edible, though some recipes recommend peeling them first.

When cooking, purple sweet potatoes will take longer than regular sweet potatoes.

What makes a sweet potato purple?

The primary nutritional benefit, and the one for which Okinawan sweet potatoes are especially prized, is their high antioxidant levels. The antioxidant known as anthocyanin is the pigment which is responsible for the brilliant purple color of the flesh.18 May 2019

Can you microwave a purple sweet potato?

Microwave cooking: Wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes. Can also be steamed, boiled, roasted or fried (note that the drier texture of this potato lends better to high-moisture cooking methods). Caution bakers! Baking soda may turn the purple sweet potato green!

How do you cook sweet potatoes?

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F. On a baking sheet, (lined with foil for easy clean-up if you wish) prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
  • Bake until tender, or until a fork inserted in the thickest part has no resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Let cool, then split the tops open with a knife.

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