COLUMBIAN YAM , JAMAICAN White Yam ,Tropical Produce
Name, has slowly become one of the most important food crops in the world!
Grown throughout the tropics as well as West Africa, China, Korea, the South Pacific, India and the Caribbean, Name is often saved for special occasions and is considered a festival food in Cuba.
Shaped like a long sweet potato, the flesh of Name is creamy in color while its skin can be light brown, dark brown, or tan. Its flavor is somewhat nutty with a slightly chewy texture similar to a potato. Extremely versatile, Name can be baked, boiled, steamed, scalloped, fried or creamed.
The skin of the Name should be scrubbed with a brush under running water prior to use. To easily peel, cut into cubes. With a knife cut out flesh and remove all skin. Place in a bowl of water and lemon juice until ready for use.
I used the yam to plant, so I haven't cooked or tasted them yet. Looking forward to it