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How to make this Instagrammable purple sweet potato cheesecake

Purple sweet potatoes, or ube, is the hottest new food trend this year.

8th Feb 2017

Ok, it sounds bizarre but you're missing out if you don't try it

Purple sweet potatoes, or ube, is the hottest new food trend this year. Everyone can’t get enough of the brightly coloured purple food but maybe you still need a little more information on these strange vegetables. Here's a little fact file:
  • Purple sweet potatoes are just as nutrient packed as the orange ones
  • They’re jam packed with antioxidants – in particular, one called anthocyanin, which is suspected to protect against cancer and heart disease due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • This type of antioxidant can also be found in blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants.
Instagram is overloaded with this popular new foodie treat
If you have already tried ube ice cream and want to get more purple food in your life, it’s possible to make purple sweet potato pie, cheesecake, cupcakes, doughnuts and much more. We've picked out some of the best ube recipes out there: This story first appeared on The Metro
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