White yam is a healthy carbohydrate that can be included in a balanced diet. Yams are nutrient rich, low in calories, inexpensive and easy to prepare. White yams are in season during the fall but can usually be purchased all year round.
White yams are packed with important vitamins like A, C and B6 and antioxidants. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, potassium and iron. Yams are a low-glycemic index, GI food, which could be good news for diabetics.
The following are recipes derived from Yam:
- Pounded Yam
- Fried Yam
- Yam Porridge
- Roasted Yam