Product InformationFresh Puna Yam TuberDescriptionYam is the common name for several species of starchy root vegetables that belong to the Dioscorea genus. Yams are native to Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean and are a significant source of carbohydrates and other essential nutrients in many cultures around the world.NutritionIngredients: Puna YamTypical ValuesAs Sold 100g Provides:Energy118kcalCarbohydrates27.9gProtein1.5gFat0.2gFiber4.1gStorageStore in a cool dry place.Package InformationComes in a cartonUsageHere are some common uses of yams:Cooked as a side dish:Yams can be boiled, steamed, roasted, or baked and served as a side dish alongside main meals. Mashed yams, often seasoned with butter, spices, or herbs, are a popular side dish choice.Soups and stews:Yams are added to soups and stews to provide texture and flavor. They absorb the flavors of the broth and add a hearty element to the dish.Fries and chips:Sliced yams can be deep-fried or oven-baked to make yam fries or chips, offering a delicious alternative to regular potato fries.PreparationHere's a step-by-step guide on how to boil yam:Ingredients:Yam (peeled and cut into chunks or slices)WaterSalt (optional)Instructions:Peel and cut the yam:Start by peeling the yam with a knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the tough outer skin. Then, cut the yam into even-sized chunks or slices. The size of the cuts will affect the cooking time, so try to keep them relatively uniform.Rinse the yam:Rinse the yam pieces under cold running water to remove any excess starch or dirt.Boil the water:Place a large pot on the stovetop and fill it with enough water to cover the yam pieces completely. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.Add the yam to the boiling water:Carefully add the yam pieces to the boiling water. Ensure there's enough water to cover the yam entirely, as this will help cook the yam evenly.Cook the yam:Reduce the heat to medium-high and let the yam simmer in the boiling water. The cooking time will depend on the size of the yam pieces. Small chunks may take around 10-15 minutes, while larger slices can take up to 20-25 minutes. Test the yam's doneness by inserting a fork or knife into a piece; it should be tender and easily pierced.Drain the water:Once the yam is fully cooked and tender, turn off the heat. Carefully pour the contents of the pot into a colander or strainer to drain the water.Other InformationCut the yam into even-sized chunks or slices to ensure even cooking. This helps prevent some pieces from becoming overcooked while others remain undercooked.DisclaimerThis page serves as a summary for information purposes only, and is designed to enhance your shopping experience on the website. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for your reading the product packaging and label prior to use. You should be aware that products and their ingredients are subject to change. If you do require precise ingredient information you should consult the manufacturer, whose contact details will appear on the packaging or label. Niyis Limited is therefore unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If the description of the product on this page contains a link to another party's website for further information on the product, please note that Niyis Limited has no control over and cannot be hold responsible for the contents of that website. You should also note that the picture images show only serving suggestions of how to prepare your food - all table accessories and additional items and/or ingredients pictured with the product you are purchasing are not included. This data is supplied for personal use only. It may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without Niyis Limited's prior consent, nor without due acknowledgement.