What is Jewel Yams & And Nutrition

Jewel Yams

Jewel sweet potato

What is Jewel Yams?

Jewel Yams, botanically classified as Ipomia batatus and a member of the Morning Glory family. The yams are medium to large in size and oval and cylindrical in shape. Rough skin shows a brownish-rose tinge. The flesh is a vibrant orange and firm, dense and moist. When cooked, Jewel Yam retains a bright orange-yellow hue and gives a moist, starchy and fluffy texture. Yam potatoes are available all year round, from winter to autumn during the peak season.

 Jewel sweet potato is one of the most grown and eaten sweet potatoes on the American market. In the United States, orange-fried sweet potatoes have been referred to as yam since they came on the market. They were named Yam as a way to distinguish them from the white-meat type. The true Yam, a member of the Dioscorea family, is rarely born in the United States.

These are not real yams but orange-fried sweet potatoes. Yam is named after the sweet potato as a way to distinguish the sweet potato from the white-fried sweet potato. Jewel yams are preferred for their sweet aroma and are used in a variety of sweet and savory cuisines. These yam potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, iron and calcium.


How to cook jewel yams?

Jewel yams are best suited for cooking applications such as baking, roasting, steaming and mashing and are used in the preparation of both sweet and savory. Jewel yam can be baked or roasted and served as a complementary ingredient.


Jewel yams nutrition

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Cal: 93

Carbs: 30 g

Dietary Fiber: 5 g

Sugar: 2 g

Fat: 0 g

Saturated: 0 g

Polyunsaturated: 0 g

Monounsaturated: 0 g

Trans: 0 g

Protein: 1 g

Sodium: 19 mg

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Vitamin A: 399 %

Vitamin C: 13 %

Calcium: 2 %

Iron: 2 %

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