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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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9:33AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

Yummy :D

10:51PM PDT on May 12, 2014

cool! thx.

7:25AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Purple sweet potatoes yum, colourful and tasty! Will have to try some off these other unique veggies.

7:30AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

COOL Thank you for sharing.

7:13AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:33AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

cool! thx.

4:22PM PDT on May 6, 2013

I'd love to try some of these.

8:18AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

amazing

1:03AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

thanks. i once came across purple rice - although there wasn´t much difference in taste, it was somehow weird to eat rice of that color: funny how you think that your limited experience (e.g. white rice) represents the state of art (how things are normally).

12:56PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Nie wszystkie znam, ale kalarepę uwielbiam, zwłaszcza na surowo.

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