I hadn't until tonight. It was weird I was reading about them last week then when we hit Sprouts up on Sunday there they were, my husband was intrigued so he grab some and so started my love affair with purple potatoes.
Here are a few facts:
Yes they really are purple inside and out
They are full of antioxidants
Rich in anthocyanin a flavonoid shown to prevent cancers and boost the immune system
They are native to lake titicaca and cultivated in North America, South America and Europe
They tate good
We baked ours with the skin with olive oil and salt and they were delicious. Apparently you can use them just like normal potatoes but they are so much better for you.
So if you are passing through your produce section and you see these little beauties, pick some up and try them, they are delicious!