What is a Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato?
- Special sweet potato variety with purple skin and bold purple flesh that intensifies when cooked. Aside from its unique bold color, the Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato differs from other sweet potatoes and yams is in its flavor and texture, offering a favorably dryer, denser, and richer taste with well-balanced sweetness. The Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato is grown in California and is non-GMO.
- Also available in organic.
Where to buy?
- Available nationwide at select supermarkets. See our up-to-date Google Doc here.
How to Eat
- Scrub external skin and wrap potatoes in aluminum foil. (Rub with olive oil prior to wrapping for extra moist results.) Place wrapped potatoes on a baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The dense flesh of this potato takes a bit longer to cook than most other sweet potatoes, but it’s worth the wait!
- Caution bakers! Baking soda may turn the purple sweet potato green! Please check your recipe.
- Excellent source of vitamin C and also provides fiber.
- Vibrantly purple from anthocyanins.
- Like most sweet potatoes, the Stokes Purple® has a low glycemic index.
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How to Choose
- Choose sweet potatoes with firm, smooth skin and even tone.
How to Store
- Keep in a cool dry place and use within 2 weeks.
When are they in season?
- September through April
Where do they grow?
- Product of U.S.A.
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette Ingredients 5 Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, washed Chipotle Vinaigrette or Light Chipotle Vinaigrette (recipe below) 1 bunch Fresh Chives, finely chopped Steps Turn oven on to 350 degrees. Wrap each potato in … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Mash Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or vegan butter) 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk (or vegan alternative) 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo puree 5 large Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, boiled until just cooked through, and peeled … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Bisque Ingredients: 3 cups leftover Purple Sweet Potato Mash 1 1/2 to 2 cups vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg 1/2 cup light sour cream (or vegan sour … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed 2/3 cup grapeseed or canola oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup canned crushed pineapple (do not drain; scoop straight from can) 2 cups all-purpose … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Pancakes with Apples and Bacon Ingredients: 1/2 large Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch dice 2 cups store-bought pancake mix (your favorite kind) 2 eggs 3 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Latkes Ingredients: 2 large Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes 1/2 yellow onion 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Grapeseed or canola oil, for frying Steps: Peel sweet potatoes with vegetable peeler, then … Continue reading
Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients: 2 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped 1 1/2 cups roasted vegetables, chopped (add frozen vegetables if you don’t have enough left over) 1 cup turkey gravy 1 1/2 cups mashed white potatoes 1 1/2 cups mashed … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Vegan Cheesecake Original recipe and photo of Purple Passion Cheesecake by Elisa Rachel / EatingWhole.net Ingredients: Filling 3 to 4 Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes 3 cups cashews, soaked 3/4 cup raw agave nectar 1/3 cup fresh … Continue reading
Ricotta-Stuffed Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Pancakes Adapted recipe and original photo by Laura / Food Snob STL Ingredients: 1 large Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad with Grilled Salmon Original recipe and photo by Peggy Balboa, Registered Dietitian for Mariano’s Ingredients: Salad 4 medium Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, washed 1/4 cup olive oil 5 ounces baby arugula Chipotle Vinaigrette … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Oven Fries Ingredients: 2 large Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste Truffle salt or truffle oil (optional) Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Thoroughly … Continue reading
Golden Purple Potato Salad Original recipe and photo by Rachel / Fuji Mama Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds yellow-fleshed potatoes (like Butter Babies™), scrubbed but not peeled 1 1/2 pounds Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes (or Okinawan sweet potatoes), scrubbed and peeled … Continue reading
Piquant Purple Vegan Burger Original recipe and photo by Elisa Rachel / EatingWhole.net Ingredients: 1 package (14 ounces) Extra Firm Tofu (for soy-free, substitute 1 cup white or black beans) 1 to 2 Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes 1/2 cup quinoa … Continue reading
Crispy Chicken with Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Apple Hash and California Avocado Escabeche Recipe authored by Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Copyright © 2013 Recipe and photo provided by the California Avocado Commission Ingredients: Crispy Chicken 4 six-ounce … Continue reading
Purple Creamsicle Smoothie Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato*, baked, cooled, and mashed 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup frozen peaches 2 tablespoons agave syrup 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, grated … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Medallions with Chipotle Cream Ingredients 5 Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, of uniform size and washed 1 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from 7-ounce can of chipotle chile in adobo sauce) … Continue reading
Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, washed 1 tablespoon bourbon (or maple syrup) 1 1/4 cups plain yogurt 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 5 egg yolks … Continue reading
Spiced Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas Ingredients 3 pounds Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 1 15-ounce can low-sodium chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained 3/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped (about half a medium onion) … Continue reading
Mediterranean Harissa Stew with Purple Sweet Potato Original photo and recipe by Rika and Doni/Vegan Miam Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil, at room temperature 1 medium sweet onion (like Maui Onion), peeled and minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 … Continue reading
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Hazelnut Butter Recipe by Zester Daily contributor Julia della Croce (also as heard on NPR) Julia is the author of “Veneto: Authentic Recipes from Venice and the Italian Northeast” (Chronicle Books), “Italian Home Cooking: 125 Recipes … Continue reading
Purple Power Breakfast Bowl Roast a few Stokes Purple® sweet potatoes on the weekend, and you’ll be ready to make a great nutritious breakfast on demand for the next few days! Ingredients Make one serving: 2 tablespoons peanut butter 2 … Continue reading
How to Perfectly Bake Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes Aside from its unique bold color, the Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato differs from other sweet potatoes and yams is in its flavor and texture, offering a favorably dryer, denser, and richer taste … Continue reading
Purple Sweet Potato and Fennel Flat Bread Ingredients 1 small Stokes Purple® sweet potato, peeled and halved crosswise 1 small fennel, trimmed, reserving some fronds for garnish, halved lengthwise 1 large shallot, peeled and halved crosswise 1 tablespoon olive oil, … Continue reading