Recipes with Yam
Yam is a starchy plant from the Dioscoreaceae family. More than 150 varieties are found in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has brown and black scales similar to tree bark. Their hard shells soften when cooked.
The yam is often compared to the sweet potato. Yam root is sweeter than sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are yellow-orange in color. Yam has a brown outer shell. Yam is often used in African and Latin American cuisines.
Starchy potato root is usually consumed by cooking. It is used as a puree because of its sticky consistency. It can also be sliced, fried or baked like potatoes.