What is the origin of yams?

Answer Yams are tubers of the herbaceous vines belonging to the genus discorea. They are close relations to the grasses and provide an important evolutionary link. While no one has been able to pinpoint ... Read More »

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What is the origin of true yams?

Real yams originate from Africa and Asia. Unlike sweet potatoes that grow in the United States, yams have white, black or orange skin and vary in flesh colors from white to purple. There are at lea... Read More »

How to Juice Yams?

Yams are natives of African and Asia, but they have been a food staple for centuries in South America and the Pacific Islands. As a root vegetable, the yam juices most easily in a twin gear juicer,... Read More »

Do new zealanders eat yams?

New Zealanders do eat yams. There is in fact a type of yam called the "New Zealand Yam." According to Horticulture New Zealand, these yams are originally from the South American Andes, where they a... Read More »

How to Best Store Yams?

Yams are not the moderately sweet, often orange-fleshed vegetables that are a common part of many Thanksgiving dinners. These items, though often called yams, are in fact sweet potatoes. True yams,... Read More »