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Sweet potatoes make a nutritious, novel french fry snack

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 28, 2012

~~<p>Purple is not a common food color, so purple sweet potatoes are kind of a novelty. Of course, we consider them common here in the islands, where they are grown by local farmers and known as Okinawan sweet potatoes. This variety has a &quot;dry&quot; texture compared with its orange- and yellow-fleshed cousins.</p>
<p>Sweet potatoes, whether yellow, orange or purple, are a terrific substitute for regular mashed potatoes; you can also cube them and use them in a &quot;potato&quot; salad. Simply baked and sliced, sweet potatoes are a handy and nutritious snack, high in vitamins A and C.</p>
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Purple is not a common food color, so purple sweet potatoes are kind of a novelty. Of course, we consider them common here in the islands, where they are grown by local farmers and known as Okinawan sweet potatoes. This variety has a "dry" texture compared with its orange- and yellow-fleshed cousins.

Sweet potatoes, whether yellow, orange or purple, are a terrific substitute for regular mashed potatoes; you can also cube them and use them in a "potato" salad. Simply baked and sliced, sweet potatoes are a handy and nutritious snack, high in vitamins A and C. Login for more...



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