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Where does the purple potato come from?
Last Updated: 20th May, 2020
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Just so, are purple potatoes natural?
Purple potatoes, also known as Peruvian purple potatoes, have naturally purple or deep blue skin and flesh, and are unusually high in antioxidants which makes them super healthful.
Beside above, what do purple potatoes taste like? While they are purple, don't be fooled: they don't taste like eggplant or even a purple grape, just like regular potatoes. They're from South America, and they're becoming more popular all of the time. Purple potatoes cook much like regular potatoes. You can boil, mash, bake, or roast them.
Accordingly, did potatoes used to be purple?
It turns out that these purple (sometimes deep-blue) potatoes are actually from Peru and Bolivia in South America. Purple potatoes were first transported to Europe in the 1500's, when Spanish sailors realized they could be used to cure scurvy (due to their high vitamin C content).
What type of potatoes are purple?
"All Blue" is the most commonly marketed purple potato, and is increasingly available in supermarkets. Vines of this purple potato produce large, oblong potatoes with purple skin and flesh, with a light-colored layer just inside the skin.