Name Yellow Yam
- PLU #3275
- Large tuber with brown skin, sometime knobby. It is very similar to Ñame. Staple in the Jamaican diet. Make sure to dust off before displaying. Customers may ask for Yam to be cut to check for freshness (moist light yellow flesh)
- Yellow Yam can generally be used in any sweet potato recipe. They must always be cooked to remove harmful compounds. Boiling is the most common cooking method but they can be also grated, pan-fried, mashed, and baked. It is also be used in soups and stews.
- Caribbean (primarily Jamaican and Haitians), Africans
Country of origin
- Color – Light Brown
- Cleanliness – Must be dusted off prior to displaying
- Other – Can have no scarring, cracks, splits, or breaks, or mechanical damage.
- Defects – Softness, blackening in the meat of the fruit
Display and storage
- Storage- 55-65 degrees, dry environment
- Display- Room temperature
- Shelf life- 7-10 days