Fun Fact: The heaviest yam was 130 pounds.
Fun Fact II: Early Americans used wild yams to treat the following conditions: colic, inflammation, asthma, and muscle spasms.
Fun Fact III: Yams grow in Asia and Africa. Sweet potatoes grow in tropical regions of the Americas.
- potassium (energy production, muscle contraction)
- copper (synthesis of collagen, hemoglobin, melanin)
- vitamin A (keeps skin and soft tissues healthy)
- vitamin C (repairs wounds and damaged tissues)
- vitamin B6 (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
- thiamine (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
- pantothenic acid (metabolizes food, keeps cells in good condition)
- reduces triglycerides
- good source of energy
- improves gastrointestinal health (fiber)
- prevents obesity
- prevents cancer
- fights nausea
- Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg to the yams.
- Put cooked apples, boiled raisins, and/or chopped pecans on top of cooked yams.
- It’s best not to eat yams with other starchy vegetables.
- Buy organic.
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