The Murasaki sweet potato is very unique and has many characteristics that set it apart from other varieties of sweet potatoes. It has vibrantly dark purple skin and cream-white colored flesh that has a fluffy texture when cooked.
The Murasaki shares many physical characteristics with the russet potato, but in terms of flavor, they are very different. The Murasaki sweet potato is most commonly used in oriental style cooking. The bright purple skin makes for beautiful presentation and adds vibrant color to any dish. Its soft white flesh is loaded with vitamin C and dietary fiber and is a great source of healthy carbohydrates.
When storing your sweet potato, do not refrigerate as it will form a hard core in the center. Keep in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated container like a bin or basket.