Murasaki Sweet Potatoes
November 9, 2015—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Sweet potatoes are light brown on the outside and orange on the inside, right? Apparently, not so much. While every sweet potato fry you encounter may indeed be vivid orange, we've gotten our hands on fields full of California and North Carolina-grown Murasaki Sweet Potatoes that will challenge your perception of these terrific tubers.
Murasaki Sweet Potatoes are dark purple on the outside, and cream colored on the inside. Yup. Crazy, right? When you cut them open, your expectations simply don't match up with what you're seeing. They look like a russet, so they should taste like a russet, right? Nope. They're sweet, through and through, with just a hint of chestnut flavor. They're a bit fluffy (again, like a russet) and a little less moist than traditional sweet potatoes and yams, but if you're a sweet potato fan, these will definitely satisfy that craving. They are the same oblong-with-slightly-pointed-ends shape as more traditional varieties, if that helps you make the Murasaki leap. And they look so cool on a plate when they come out of the oven. Serve them with butter for a savory presentation, or go all the way sweet with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
We're selling Murasaki Sweet Potatoes in a three pound bag for $3.99, while we can keep them in stock. You'll find them in our produce section.