How to cook Yam
Yams and sweet potatoes often get confused, however – although they look similar – they are not related. Yams are tubular root vegetables, with edible flesh and tough brown skins. You can treat yams like potatoes and mash, boil or roast them. They’re also tasty chopped and cooked in curries.
What are the health benefits?
Yams are a source of potassium, which helps keep our blood pressure healthy. Yams (as well as potatoes and plantains), do not count towards our 5-a-day count as they are classified in the starchy carb food group.