Here at Dr. Oz The Good Life, we love our colorful superfoods. Whether we're digging in to a bright-pink dragonfruit smoothie bowl for breakfast or sipping on an electric-green matcha coconut latte to power through the afternoon slump, we're totally drawn to foods that are both beautiful and healthy. And we're not alone: Search for #dragonfruit or #matcha on Instagram and you'll find hundreds of thousands of (gorgeous) pics.
That must be why ube (pronounced "oo-beh") has been taking over our Instagram and Pinterest feeds lately: The yam, which is popular in a number of Asian countries, is a stunningly vibrant shade of purple — and #ube has already been Insta'ed more than 145,000 times.
Ube's rich color is what first attracted us to this root vegetable, but there are so many other reasons to love it, too. Read on for a few of the reasons why this sweet superfood is definitely one we can get behind.
[h/t Huffington Post]