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Fresh White Yam Box 5kg

SKU:
NIY-WHITEYAM
£19.99

Description

General Information

Yam is a perennial herbaceous vine grown for its starchy tubers in many temperate and tropical regions, especially  West Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Oceania. Yam is a root vegetable that is closely related to sweet potatoes. Yam is native to Africa, Asia and the United States and has been cultivated for centuries. 

Yam can grow to a length of 15m (49ft) and a height of 7.6cm to 15.2cm (3in to 6in). It can grow to a depth of 1.5m on the ground. Yam tubers have coarse skin and are hard to peel off, but they become soft when heated. 

They come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their skin colours are dark brown. The flesh of yam is a much softer substance, having a white colour for mature yam. The taste of a yam depends on its variety. The white yam is starchy and nutty, and not very sweet as some of the other varieties.

Yam is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre and antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and B complex, and minerals such as potassium and manganese. Yam has a low glycemic index, is slowly digested and absorbed by the body, and does not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar level.

Yam can be prepared in several ways. They can be baked, boiled, fried, roasted, or mashed. Yam can also be added to soups, stews and casseroles.

 

Country of Origin

The countries of origin are Nigeria and Ghana.

 

Suitable for vegetariansSuitable for vegetarians
 
LIFE 3d+ Product life guaranteed for 3 days excluding delivery day, with an average of 6.5 days.
 

Nutrition

Nutritional value per 100g 

 

Energy

118kcal

Carbohydrates

27.9g

Sugars

0.5g

Dietary fibre

4.1g

Fat

0.17g

Protein

1.5g

Vitamin A

7μg

Thiamine (B1)

0.112mg

Riboflavin (B2)

0.032mg

Niacin (B3)

0.552mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)

0.314mg

Vitamin B6

293mg

Folate (B9)

23μg

Vitamin C

17.1mg

Vitamin E

0.35mg

Vitamin K

2.3μg

Calcium

17mg

Iron

0.54mg

Magnesium

21mg

Manganese

0.397mg

Phosphorus

55mg

Potassium

816mg

Zinc

0.24mg

 

Usage

Like potatoes, they can be used in many different ways. Yam can be boiled, fried, roasted, baked, made into flour to make amala, pounded into pounded yam (Iyan), used to make porridge (Asaro), stews, yam pepper soup and so on.

To buy in smaller quantities, you can buy it from here

Storage

Yam can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 week. To keep the yam fresh for a longer time, store it in a cool and dark place such as a pantry or cupboard. Yam can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Cooked yam can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

 

Preparation

When you want to prepare yams, one important part is the selection process. When selecting yams, look for tubers that are firm and free from blemishes. Avoid yams that are soft or have been stored for a long time, as they will not be as flavourful.

When you have gotten your yams, cut them up into thick slices or cubes. Peel the skin off, and wash them.

One way you can cook a yam dish, especially after boiling the yams, is by making a Yam and Banana Bread. This bread is a delicious and easy way to use yams. It makes a great breakfast or snack.

Ingredients:

- Yams

- Bananas

- Eggs

- Flour

- Baking powder

- Salt

- Butter

- Sugar

- Cinnamon

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a loaf pan. In a bowl, mash the boiled yams and bananas. Add the eggs and stir to combine. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until everything is combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle it with sugar and cinnamon. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the bread comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

 

Package Type

Our yams don’t have their package. They are carefully packed at the bottom of the box, to ensure they don’t mash other products in your box.

Recycling Information

After peeling the yam tubers throw the peels into the compost bin.

Other Information

Although yams are generally considered to be healthy food, some people may be allergic to them. The most common symptom of a yam allergy is gastrointestinal distress, such as cramping, diarrhoea, and vomiting. If you experience any of these symptoms after eating yams, it's important to see a doctor or allergist for diagnosis and treatment.

Dietary Information

Yams are a good source of fibre, which helps to promote regularity and prevent constipation. They are also a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and manganese, which are all essential for good health. They also contain antioxidants that have been linked to various health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, and protecting against cancer.

 

Inventory Replenishment

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Did You Know?

  • Yam is a starchy vegetable. 
  • There are about 600 species of yam in the world, most of which are in the tropics. 
  • As early as 10,000 years ago, people in Africa and Asia began growing yams instead of digging wild yams. 
  • The yam leaf has many veins extending from the apex of the heart shape to the entire surface of the leaf, and the tendrils of the plant have long stems.
  • Yams are usually in season from late spring to early fall.
  • Yam allergies are rare but can occur. Symptoms of a yam allergy include hives, itchiness, swelling, difficulty breathing, and gastrointestinal upset.
  • In parts of the United States and Canada, "Yam" may be used to represent an unrelated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) cultivar. 
  • The name "Yam" seems to be derived from the Portuguese Inhame or Canary (Spain) name, which is derived from the West African language during the trade. The main derivative borrows the verb that means "eat." 
  • Yams are related to palms, grass and orchids.

 

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Also Read

A Guide To Pounded Yam

How To Make Chicken Stock With Cubes

 

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Extra Information

Brand:
Niyis
Weight:
5,000.00 Grams

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