The new purple food is as nutritious as it is pretty

By ClassPass
Updated: January 30, 2017

We bet you've seen the beautiful, violet-hued ice cream that's taking over social media lately. What is it? It's called ube, and it's more than just a pretty picture.

What exactly is ube? It's a root veggie in the same family as sweet potatoes.

Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor, we're just as surprised as you that this uber-trendy ice cream is actually made from a vegetable.

Just like those orange sweet potatoes that are nutrient packed, ube does awesome things for your body. The veg is full of antioxidants, including a specific type called anthocyanins, which have been linked to anti-inflammatory properties and may protect against cancer and heart disease.

So next time you see ube ice cream on the menu, give it a try. And of course, don't forget to post a picture.

Written by Allison Cooper. This post was originally published on ClassPass's blog, The Warm Up. ClassPass is a monthly membership that connects you to more than 8,500 of the best fitness studios worldwide. Have you been thinking about trying it? Start now on the Base Plan and get five classes for your first month for only $19.

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