Organic Baby Charleston Yams (Sweet Potato)
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Quantity/Pack: 4 pounds
Seasonality: Jan - Jun, Aug - Dec
A close cousin to the orange-colored yam, the Charleston Purple Yam has and an elongated shape and striking shade of dark purple that is entirely natural, caused by the same red pigment that is in cherries and blueberries. The variety not only holds color during the cooking process, it turns an even darker shade of purple! Like all other fruits and vegetables with a dark red pigmentation, purple yams are also very high in cancer-protecting antioxidants. A staple in Asian cuisine, the Charleston Purple has a drier, denser texture and more balanced sweetness than orange-fleshed sweet potatoes. The bright purple coloring makes for beautiful presentation and adds vibrant color to any dish. Swirl into white mashed potatoes for a unique color presentation!
This product is grown with no chemical pesticides or fungicides and is third party certified as being organically grown in accordance with the guidelines mandated by the USDA's Organic Foods Production Act of 2002.