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Purple sweet potato pie may help fight cancer

November 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A holiday dessert got a healthy makeover, but it will definitely take some getting used to.

Researchers at Kansas State University bred bright purple, sweet potatoes, and from there, they went to purple sweet potato pie.

The scientists say the purple spuds have more anti-aging and antioxidant properties than other sweet potatoes, and they might even help fight cancer.

Researchers say their taters are sweeter than normal sweet potatoes, so your purple pie will need less sugar.