🚚 The Fastest Delivery Time : Air Transport Once A Week. Pre -order once every week, and the order is cut at 5 pm on Wed. Arrived Every Saturday.
🐝 Supplier / Place Of Origin：Lyfegreen / Taiwan
🔖 Certification： Taiwan Organic Certification
🌱 About the Producer：
Lyfetribe builds a health and wellness platform, Lyfegreen was founded as a joint collaboration between Lyfetribe and Fushan Grange, taiwan’s leading social enterprise for organic agriculture and sustainable producers.
Today, Lyfegreen supports and works with a network of more than 100 carefully curated organic farms and sustainable producers across taiwan, showcasing an array of over 200 varieties of fruits and veggies throughout the year.
Our mission: fresh, high-quality and diversified are the core of our work. In addition, we don't want to only sell fruits and vegetables. We want to help you discover a new healthy food concept and contribute to a more sustainable world.
There are also airline shipping every week to hong kong and ship directly after arriving at hong kong, so the fruits and vegetables are 100%fresh.
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🛍 Product Information：
Binomial Name：Ipomoea batatas (Linn.) Lam.
Chinese Name：紫色番薯 | 芋仔蕃薯
Other Names：Purple Sweet Potato
Product Description：Sweet potato is a vine-like annual or perennial herb. The fleshy tuberous roots are thick and round, oval or spindle-shaped. Likes high temperatures, requires full sun and moderate rainfall. Sweet in taste, flat in nature, it has the effect of nourishing and neutralizing blood, nourishing qi and promoting body fluid, widening the stomach and clearing constipation. Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, which can clear cholesterol, promote excretion and relieve constipation; while yellow sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which can help prevent cancer. The edible parts are the roots and leaves. "Sweet potato" generally refers to the root part, while the leaf part is called "sweet potato leaf". The difference between purple-hearted sweet potatoes and yellow-hearted sweet potatoes is that they contain a lot of anthocyanins, which make their flesh appear purple. Anthocyanins are antioxidants that have anti-cancer, anti-aging, maintenance of eye and cardiovascular health effects. The flesh of purple-hearted sweet potato is more delicate than that of yellow-hearted sweet potato, and there are more trace elements.
Native to Mexico in Central America, it has a long history of cultivation. It was spread from Europe to Southeast Asia in the 16th century, and was introduced to China from Southeast Asia during the Ming Dynasty. Because it was imported from other places, it was named "Fan". At present, it is cultivated all over China and widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. Common in Guangdong and Taiwan.
Variety：Purple sweet potato is just one of the varieties of sweet potato. According to the color of the outer skin, it can be divided into:
(1) White sweet potato (rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and folic acid)
(2) Purple sweet potato, also known as taro sweet potato (rich in anthocyanins, helps maintain good eyesight)
(3) yellow sweet potato (sweet taste)
(4) red sweet potato (sweet taste)
Supply Season：Excavation is generally carried out from October to March.
Storage Method：Sweet potatoes do not need to be refrigerated, but only need to be placed in a cool and ventilated place, preferably below 20 degrees Celsius. Refrigeration may dry out sweet potatoes. Store at room temperature for about a week. Boiled sweet potatoes should be stored in an ice tray. It should be washed before cooking to keep it fresh, and it should be put out of the pot immediately after cutting, because the oxidation of the air will cause the loss of vitamins. Purple heart sweet potatoes have thin skins and must be stored with care.
#Should Be / Avoided：
Appropriate: People with weak spleen and stomach (only cooked food, because sweet potatoes are cold in nature), those with less qi and fatigue, and those with constipation.
Contraindications: Stomach ulcers and hyperacidity should be taken with caution. Sweet potatoes are high-starch vegetables, and those who are on blood sugar control should pay attention to the portion size. People with middle fullness (abdominal distention and fullness) should not eat too much, as they can stagnate gas. All epidemics, malaria dysentery, swelling, etc. are forbidden.
Availability: Not reported in the literature. Xiang Ke: Consuming it with persimmon may cause stomach discomfort, and in severe cases, it may cause stomach bleeding.
Cooking Skills：Sweet potato is a plant with strong resistance to pests, and less pesticides are used during planting. If there is no infestation or rot, just use a soft brush to remove the surface soil and eat. Due to the appearance and texture, when cooking sweet potatoes, the skin is usually peeled off, and then cut into granules or flakes. In fact, sweet potato skin is rich in nutrients and dietary fiber, and it is recommended to eat without peeling. Eating raw sweet potatoes is easy to cause symptoms such as hiccups and abdominal distension.
This is because raw sweet potatoes contain gastrointestinal enzyme inhibitors, which affect digestion and absorption. It is recommended to cook the sweet potatoes thoroughly to destroy the digestive enzyme inhibitors in them.
Notes：Don’t Be Fussy and Remove the Sprouts
Check to see if your potatoes are still ok to eat. Potatoes that have started to sprout should still be ok to eat – just check that it is still firm and not too wrinkly. Just remove any sprouts before cooking. Throw away any potatoes that have gone green and if you have them.
Because the purple heart sweet potato tastes sweet, it can be eaten raw after washing. Purple sweet potatoes are more commonly used to make syrup, and can also be dried into dried sweet potatoes. It is believed that purple sweet potatoes are better cooked in roasting.
Since the yield of purple-hearted sweet potato is much higher than that of taro, and the color and taste of purple-hearted sweet potato and taro are similar, purple-hearted sweet potato may be mixed with taro to make fillings, thereby reducing the amount of taro used.
Purple heart sweet potatoes have a unique color. Unscrupulous traders may use yellow-hearted sweet potatoes for artificial dyeing. Artificially colored purple-hearted sweet potatoes will fade when heated.
For more recipe, please visit the British recipe resource project Love Potatoes
If the order has a Taiwan produce, recommended to choose to deliver on Sat or it'll be shipped separately.
🥗 Product Category (English)： Purple Sweet Potato
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☘️ Preserve vegetables
1. Leafy vegetables and softer vegetables, if packaged, should be placed in the cold box in the original package;
2. Organic Vegetables are more prone to spoilage if they have water droplets. Put the vegetables in a ventilated place to dry or wipe off the water vapor, then wrap the vegetables in slightly damp newspaper and put them in a plastic bag before refrigerating. ;
3. Organic vegetables do not use preservatives or special treatments. Vegetables are generally stored for three to five days. Some vegetables will decompose enzymes, so they should be eaten as soon as possible.
☘️ How to wash vegetables
1. Wash vegetables before cooking to keep them fresh;
2. It is not advisable to soak the vegetables for too long, and they should be washed first and then cut to avoid the loss of vitamins;
3. Washing vegetables with dilute salt water or Dish Drop can easily remove vegetable insects;
4. Cut vegetables with a stainless steel knife to reduce vitamin loss;
5. Vegetable leaves contain a lot of nutrients, so you should avoid shredding, chopping or grinding the leaves;
6. Immediately after cutting, to avoid the loss of vitamins due to air oxidation.