The most eye-catching gems of the potato aisle are purple potatoes. From blue to purple to almost black outer skin, this vegetable has a dense texture and earthy flavour. In fact, its inner flesh that's brilliant purple, even after cooking. It not only pops a colour on your plate but also has surprising health benefits to it.
Dietary fiber helps keep you feeling full, prevents constipation, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The fiber content of potatoes varies slightly depending on the cooking method and whether you eat the skin or not.
Compounds found in purple potatoes such as antioxidants and many more, may help prevent or fight cancer, including colon and breast cancer.
High potassium content in purple potatoes may promote help to reduce blood pressure.
Every fruit or vegetable has a different color which indicates the different nutrients they contain. Purple potatoes has more antioxidant in comparison to other potatoes. They are especially rich in polyphenol antioxidants called anthocyanins. They're the same type of antioxidant found in blueberries and blackberries.
High intake of anthocyanins are linked to several health benefits such as healthier cholesterol levels, improved vision and eye health, and a reduced risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes