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Purple Creamer Potatoes
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This item was last sold on : 02/13/20
Purple creamer potatoes are small in size and are round to oblong in shape, averaging only 2-3 centimeters in diameter. The skin is thin, smooth, and purple with brown russeting and there are a few shallow, small eyes scattered across the surface. The flesh is firm, slippery, and marbled with a deep violet hue. Purple creamer potatoes have a low level of starch, a high level of moisture, and an earthy and slightly nutty flavor.
Purple creamer potatoes are available year-round.
Purple creamer potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum, are the young, immature tubers of purple potato varieties. Purple creamer potatoes are harvested when small and tender, far before maturity, and the name encompasses dozens of heirloom and conventional varieties including Purple Peruvian, All Blue, Congo, Lion's Paw, Vitilette, Purple Viking and Purple Majesty. Purple creamer potatoes provide a colorful hue to meals and are most commonly used as an accompaniment to main dishes.
Purple creamer potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, and chlorogenic acid. They also contain the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which has been studied as an immune system booster.
Purple creamer potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, boiling, and grilling. They are popularly used in potato salad, casseroles, soups, and stews. They can also be roasted and smashed as a crispy side dish or cubed and served alongside hearty meat dishes. Purple creamer potatoes pair well with savory herbs, garlic, pork, poultry, artichokes, both rich and mild cheeses, other starchy vegetables such as corn and shelled beans, and salad greens. Purple creamer potatoes will keep for a couple of weeks when stored in a cool, dry, dark place. It is not recommended to store the potatoes in the refrigerator as the flavor will be lost.
In the 21st century, the desire for superfoods with high nutritional value in the United States has increased in popularity. The purple potato's nutritional value and energy-rich properties have contributed to its growing recognition and demand in the mass market. Its ability to provide high quantities of vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants has become a valued measure of food security and sovereignty, and it is becoming much more of a regular variety found in grocery stores.
Purple creamer potatoes are the immature versions of the purple potato which originated in Peru as early as 1817. More than 3,000 varieties of potatoes have been cultured by farmers in Peru, and the purple potato is believed to have been one of the first potatoes ever cultivated. Today Purple creamer potatoes can be found at specialty grocers and markets in Europe, South America, and Europe.
Recipes that include Purple Creamer Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Nourished Kitchen||Purple Potato and Artichoke Gratin|
|Ciao Florentina||Purple Potato Salad|
|Bitchin Camero||Poblano & Purple Potato Soup with Smoked Paprika Oil and Cilantro Yogurt|