Jamaican Yellow Yam ,CARIBBEAN FRESH produce
Dioscorea cayenensis Lam. (Enantiophyllum).
Yellow yam, also known as Jamaican yam or Guinea yam, is a tropical root vegetable that originated in Africa and spread to the Caribbean by way of slaves.
It is a part of “ground provisions”, which is usually a pot of various boiled root vegetables and flour dumplings that is traditionally eaten with Jamaican meals.
Decay can occur if roots sustain cuts or other physical damage.
Water-soaked or soft spots and increased decay are signs of chill injury. Store properly.Usage Ideas:
- Boil until tender; peel and chop; add to meat braises, stewed beans, and vegetable soups.
- Serve baked chips with hummus, spinach and cheese dip, and salsa.
The Jamaican yam was very damaged, small and dry/rotting. Planted it anyway. Keeping fingers crossed 🤞
Appreciate the information. Thank you.