Fun fact: Usain Bolt (the greatest sprinter of all time) was known to eat yellow yams while training, dubbing this a “miracle veg” that powered him to win 3 gold medals in the Beijing Olympics. Grown in subtropical regions, this nutrient rich root vegetable is the perfect addition to any meal. Yellow yam is named after its yellow flesh, a color caused by the presence of carotenoids. The yellow yam has a longer period of vegetation and a shorter dormancy than white yam and are often mixed up with sweet potatoes. Yams have a unique taste in that they are less sweet and starchier than their root counterparts.
- Peel the skin and cut into medium sized 1” thick pieces.
- Boil for 30 minutes or until tender.
- Add salt. (Optional)
Use right away. Store at room temperature for 5-7 days. Cooked yams will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. Cooked yams can be individually wrapped and placed in an airtight container to be frozen for up to 10-12 months.
Rarely found in markets outside of the Caribbean, the yellow yam is a popular vegetable in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. markets. Our yellow yams are exclusively sourced from Jamaica.
- May support brain function
- High in antioxidant Vitamin C
- Contains potassium, vitamins, and fiber.
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