EN on Foods

September 2010 Issue

Purple Potatoes Serve Up Royal Nutrition

Living up to their royal hue and lineage, purple potatoes have long been considered the food of godsó7,000 years ago they were reserved for Incan kings in their native Peru. Perhaps the ancients knew there was more to this tuber than its violet skin and flesh, because as we are learning today, this tuber serves up a kingly portion of health benefits. Its history traces back to the Purple Peruvian, an heirloom fingerling potato. But other purple varieties bred specifically for optimal health benefits are sprouting up today.

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