Yampi, a starchy root vegetable, is a variety of yam indigenous to the Caribbean region. Used in local cuisine, the yampi frequently accompanies ham on the holiday plate. This tropical yam is rough on the outside, but has a soft, moist flesh and a sweet taste. Very nutritious and highly digestible, the yampi can be mashed, fried, or baked.
Health Benefits contains important vitamins like folates, riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and thiamin, and the minerals magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.
Yampi are a good source of vitamin C – 27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function. It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins.