Purple potatoes are a very particular variant of potatoes still from the solanaceae family .
Among the purple potatoes we can consider the vitelotte potato also called black potato, the turquoise and blue potato, the violet potato with the purple skin but the yellow pulp and the purple potato originating in the lands of Peru and Chile which is purple both inside and outside out.
These purple potatoes from the Peruvian Andes then spread to the Old Continent to the present day where they are grown in France and Italy in a common way in the vegetable gardens of farmers who love some more sought-after vegetables.
The shape of the purple potato is elongated somewhat more knotty than the common potato and in addition to the different color of the skin and pulp it also has a more floury consistency.
What purple potatoes contain
Purple potatoes contain many mineral salts and vitamins as well as fiber and complex carbohydrates. In the purple potato the presence of vitamin C and potassium is conspicuous and this is excellent for our health.
Purple potatoes are very rich in antioxidants such as anthocyanins, which are pigments that give the violet-blue color. These special substances have a strong anti-radical action and are therefore able to slow down the oxidation of our body, keeping us young longer.
Furthermore these antioxidants are indicated to protect against the risk of heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer.