- — Organic, Non-GMO
- — Raw, Vegan
- — Dried Purple Yam Ube Powder Alternative
Organic Purple Sweet Potato Powder by Food to Live is a fine powder made from organic dried and ground purple sweet potato flesh. The purple sweet potato variety is known for its vibrant, purple-colored core, which is high in antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Although purple sweet potatoes are often referred to as ube or purple yam – they’re not the same tuber. Ube is a starchy vegetable that grows on vines, while purple sweet potatoes grow underground. Both Ube Powder and Purple Potato Powder however, present with a deep purple color and a similar flavor, thus can be used interchangeably in many recipes. Purple Sweet Potato Powder by Food to Live is a USDA Organic, single-ingredient powder that contains no additives or preservatives. It is Non-GMO and 100% natural and raw.
Nutritional Value & Benefits
To make this powder, raw sweet potato flesh is first dehydrated and once it is completely dry, it is then ground into a fine powdery consistency. The resulting product is used in culinary recipes such as smoothies, desserts, and baked goodies. Such minimalistic processing helps preserve the potatoes’ original nutritional value. It remains an excellent source of dietary fiber, which plays a vital role in digestion and promotes the feeling of fullness. Purple sweet potato powder is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and iron. The star nutritional component within this powder is of course, anthocyanins – powerful antioxidants that may help prevent cell damage and contain anti-inflammatory properties. Organic Powdered Purple Sweet Potato is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy addition to numerous diet plans, including vegan and vegetarian.
Ways to use
Purple sweet potato powder has a sweet and nutty taste, with a slightly earthy undertone, making it a great ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. One of the unique features of this powder is its ability to provide a natural coloring agent due to its rich purple color. With that in mind, it can be added to cake and cupcake frosting, cheesecakes, homemade white chocolate truffles, cookie dough, French macaron shell batter, and even pancake and waffle batter.
In traditional Asian cuisine, Organic Purple Sweet Potato Powder is widely used in making popular desserts like Japanese wagashi and Chinese mooncakes. Nowadays, it is gaining popularity in western cuisine as a natural and healthy ingredient to be added to ice-cream, rice, salads, oatmeal, dips, sauces, smoothies, and other beverages.
To ensure maximum freshness and quality, store in an airtight container or its original packaging in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Shop Organic Purple Sweet Potato Powder bulk options and save per pound.