In the Test Kitchen: Starfruit and Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes

Frieda’s resident culinary adventurists are tasked to find recipes that best feature their trending fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. Here’s the latest from inside our test kitchen:


Frieda's Specialty Produce - Starfruit Upside Down Cake

Also known as Carambola, the five-pointed star shaped fruit doesn’t just look pretty; it is also packed with antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. The crisp, juicy texture, and refreshing, sweet and tangy taste makes Starfruit a delicious summer treat.

While Starfruit is quite perfect fresh, we thought we’d look into making this tropical fruit into something more all-American. An adaptation of a Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe turns out to be visually stunning with a chewy, caramel crust and spicy bite from cardamom-infused dark rum.

Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Stokes Purple Sweet Potato Oven Fries

There is no doubt that purple foods have their benefits. But can one thing that is good for you taste great? Of course, it can!

We experimented with a few sweet potato oven fry recipes before we found the perfect cooking method for our Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato. We also found that a little bit of truffle—either in salt or oil—brings out the floral aroma of the Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, adding another layer of flavor to it!

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