What is a Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato?
- Stokes Purple® sweet potato is a unique variety with purple skin and rich purple flesh that intensifies when cooked. Aside from its unique bold color, Stokes Purple® contains a high level of antioxidants, making it unusually healthy and nutritious. These sweet potatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.
- Stokes Purple® offer a favorably dryer, denser and richer taste with well-balanced sweetness.
- Different variety than Okinawan Sweet Potato. Learn more here!
- Exclusively grown in California and non-GMO. Meet our grower!
- Available in conventional and organic.
Where to buy?
- Available nationwide at select supermarkets.
See our list of retailers by state here*.
*Please note that we’re always adding new retailers for this high-demand product. We also recommend you go to your favorite U.S. supermarket produce manager and ask for Stokes Purple® by name!
- Also available online:
How to Eat
- Oven cooking: Coat potato in olive oil or butter, wrap in foil and bake for 1 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. The dense flesh of this potato takes a bit longer to cook than other sweet potatoes, but worth the wait!
- Microwave cooking: Wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes.
- Can also be steamed, boiled, roasted or fried. (Not that the drier texture of this potato lends better to high-moisture cooking methods.)
- Caution bakers! Baking soda may turn the purple sweet potato green! Please check your recipe.
- Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. (The skin is edible, too!)
- Vibrantly purple from antioxidants.
- Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index when boiled.
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How to Choose
- Choose a product that is firm, with minimal scarring, sprouting or excessive skinning.
How to Store
- Keep in a cool dry place and use within 2 weeks.
When are they in season?
- September through June
Where do they grow?
- Product of U.S.A.
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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 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap each potato in aluminum … Continue reading
15 lb. Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes
- 15-pound box
- $60 includes shipping (contiguous U.S. only)
- Purple skin and bold purple flesh that intensifies when cooked. Dense, rich flavor & balanced sweetness with floral notes.
- Grown in California; non-GMO.
- Click here for local pick up option in Los Alamitos, CA (shipping waived)
- 15-pound boxes only at this time. (Approximately 15 to 25 potatoes per box, depending on size.)
- Cost includes shipping via FedEx Ground. You will receive potatoes within 5 to 7 business days. (*Southern California residents, see local pickup option.)
- Available to ship to contiguous United States only. (Sorry, HI & AK… and other countries! Contact us so we can try to help you find a retailer.)
- Orders ship on Monday each week (except holidays).
- Orders must be entered by 12 p.m. PST on Thursday for shipping following Monday. (Orders entered AFTER 12 p.m. PST on Thursday will be held for shipping until the following Monday.)
- Note: a PayPal account is NOT required. Please select the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option after checking out.
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