Okinawa is one of the worlds Blue Zones for longevity and health. Often attributed to their diets high volume of sweet potato… chances are you’ll not get your hands on an Okinawan one but regular sweet potatoes are equally delicious!
SWEET POTATOES: Okinawan imo is a supercharged purple sweet potato, a cousin of the yellow-orange sweet varieties. Despite its sweet, satisfying taste, the imo does not spike blood sugar as much as a regular white potato. The leaves are eaten as greens in miso soup.