Exporting Yam

Yam Nutrition Concerns?

Yams belong to the family of starchy vegetables, along with potatoes, sweet potatoes, taro, yucca and other root vegetables.

Ube yams have the distinction of having a purple or lavender color. Also great for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function.

Benefits

  • Health Benefits of Yam. … Yams are a good source of vitamin C – 27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing.
  • Perfect for anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function.
  • It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins.

YAM NUTRITION FACTS

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, cubes (150g)

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 1224mg35%
Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2.3g5%

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 20%
Vitamin B12 0%
Magnesium 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Directions

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HOW TO STORE

Pantry time shown is for storage at normal room temperature – if stored in cool (50-60°F) dark area, yams will last about 1 month. Store yams in a loosely covered bag to allow for air circulation. Do not refrigerate yams, as doing so can alter their taste and flavor during cooking.

HOW TO SELECT

Look for small to medium sweet yam, which are sweet and creamy. (The larger ones tend to be starchier.) The skin should be firm, smooth, and even-toned. The deeper the color of theyam, in general, the richer it is in the antioxidant beta-carotene.

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