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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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2:46AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

very nice indeed

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