Frieda's Specialty Produce - Okinawan Sweet Potato


What is a Okinawan Sweet Potato?

  • Also known as Hawaiian Sweet Potato and Uala, the Okinawan Sweet Potato is tubular in shape. It has a buff colored skin with earthy spots and its flesh is violet-purple. The Okinawan purple sweet potato has a delicate, slightly sweet taste and a creamy texture and can be used like other sweet potatoes.
  • Different variety than the Stokes Purple Sweet Potato. Learn more here!

How to Eat

  • Try them baked, boiled, fried, roasted or grilled.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of fiber and provides potassium. Like most sweet potatoes, it has a low glycemic index, essential for weight watchers and diabetics. Some studies have discovered significant antibacterial and antifungal properties.

How to Choose

  • Look for potatoes that are firm and small to medium in size, avoiding any that have wrinkled skins, soft or brown spots or sprouts.

How to Store

  • Due to high sugar content, keep dry in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place at home.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A.


Okinawan Sweet Potato and Haupia Pie

Okinawan Sweet Potato and Haupia Pie Haupia is a traditional Hawaiian coconut pudding. Makes one 9×13-inch pie. Ingredients Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt Filling: 2 … Continue reading

Roasted Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Okinawan Sweet Potatoes Ingredients 2 pounds Okinawan Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Steps Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In bowl, toss sweet potato pieces with … Continue reading

Okinawan Sweet Potato Mash

Okinawan Sweet Potato Mash ingredients 2 pounds Okinawan sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups 1% milk Salt and pepper, to taste steps Combine butter and milk in small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Peel potatoes and … Continue reading