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6 Interesting & Unusual Vegetables (Slideshow)

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1. Purple Sweet Potato

No food coloring here! Yep, purple sweet potatoes have naturally vibrant flesh. Though you may come across sweet potatoes with purplish skin at your local supermarket, these babies have purple insides, too. The color comes from anthocyanins, a pigment that also gives grapes, blueberries and red cabbage their distinct hues. Also known as Okinawan sweet potatoes, these tubers are rich in antioxidants. They are relatively hard to find outside of Asia and Hawaii, but your best bet is to check out Asian supermarkets.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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4:15AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

Very nice stuff .

9:17AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

tooo good man

8:08AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Mind Blowing

8:04AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Good Work

2:46AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

very nice indeed

12:45AM PST on Feb 20, 2015

very tasty

11:45PM PST on Feb 16, 2015

amazing superb

8:34AM PST on Feb 16, 2015

Great

8:30AM PST on Feb 16, 2015

yummmm...

2:29AM PST on Feb 1, 2015

Toooo Good

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