Frieda's Specialty Produce - Japanese Sweet Potatoes


What is a Japanese Sweet Potato?

  • The Japanese sweet potato (also known as Japanese yam or Murasaki sweet potato) is a sweet potato variety with a thin rusted red-colored skin and cream colored flesh. The flesh is dry, starchy and subtly sweet while the skin is bitter in flavor.
  • These are NOT Okinawan sweet potatoes!

How to Eat

  • Wash and remove skin prior to preparation. Use as you would ordinary sweet potatoes. Mash, boil, bake or cut into sliced and prepare French fried sweet potatoes.

Health Benefits

  • Excellent source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose sweet potatoes that is firm and not sprouting.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool, dark and dry place that is well-vented up to 1 month.