Yams

Though Americans and Canadians often refer to sweet potatoes as yams, they are actually two entirely different plants. Yams are one of the most widely consumed vegetables in the world, common in South American, African, Oceanic and West Indian cuisine. One of the oldest known plant foods, they have been cultivated since 50,000 BC in Africa and Asia. Depending upon the variety, yams come in a variety of colors from white, to yellow, to purple. Its thick skin may be white, brown or even pink. Yams have a very starchy and slippery texture and when cooked, will either be creamy or firm, depending..

Read more.....