Trader Joe’s Murasaki Sweet Potato, Japanese Sweet Potatoes


This Trader Joe’s Murasaki Sweet potato variety has a unique earthy sweetness, a beautiful purple skin, and are super easy to get crispy when you cook them. You can bake these in the microwave, steam them or even bbq them just like you would a regular Trader Joe’s sweet potato, but Japanese sweet potatoes like these have a sweeter and crunchier feel to them. I love regular old sweet potatoes a lot, so the price difference may not be worth it for these, but they are still a great option for some added color and sweetness to any dish. Just remember, the inside flesh is white and not purple colored!

  • Grown in North Carolina
  • Net Weight: 48 oz (3 pounds)
  • Sweet potato variety native to Japan
  • About 8 grams of sugar per Murasaki sweet potato

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Murasaki Sweet Potatoes at Trader Joe’s


These Trader Joe’s Japanese sweet potatoes come out great when you toss them in some olive oil and sea salt and bake them at a fairly high temperature in the oven. They crisp up really quickly and are great at adding a starchy, filling side to any meal. What is everyone’s favorite recipe or way to cook these Murasaki sweet potatoes? I’m curious how everyone would compare the taste and cooking texture of these to regular Trader Joe’s sweet potatoes. If you love sweet potatoes and haven’t tried Murasaki sweet potatoes definitely give these a shot. Plus the TJs price of these is a lot cheaper than most groceries that carry them. And if you can’t make it out to TJs, give these items a try…..

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5 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Murasaki Sweet Potato, Japanese Sweet Potatoes

  1. I love these sweet potatoes and I admit I have a bit of an obsession with them! 🙂 I buy several bags at a time and when I am running low, I make sure to buy a few bags more. As someone maintaining a 100 pound weight loss, I eat them regularly as part of a healthy weight loss diet. Delicious and really different from traditional sweet potatoes.

    1. Sara, I love eating these too, especially as a way to maintain a good diet. I sometimes bake the trader joes murasaki sweet potatoes, mash them up and freeze them and then take a little out at a time and microwave them. Congrats on the weight loss!

    2. Me too. But I don’t see TJ sale it anymore. Maybe it’s out of the season? I hope TJ will sale it again when it’s available. I love this type of Japanese sweet potato.

      1. T.H Vo, they’re advertised in the “Fearless Flyer” for Sept., so they should be available now (at least for awhile). I hope so because I want to try them now that I’ve learned about them here.

        1. As soon as I saw the ad in TJs Fearless Flyer, I began researching the health benefits of this Japanese sweet potato. They’re pretty healthy; however, they appear to be high in carbs, according to some sources I’ve read. I love traditional sweet potatoes and after reading previous posts, I’m looking forward to picking up a bag of these sweeties and trying them.

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