Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Anti fungal
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce anxiety
May reduce risk of stroke
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes eye health
Protects against DNA damage
Provides energy
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Relieves PMS
Relieves constipation
Relieves cramps


Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 177; Fat: 0.3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 14mg; Carbs: 42g; Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 0.8g; Protein: 2.3g; Potassium: 34% DV; Vitamin A: 4%DV; Vitamin C: 42%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 4%DV

Did You Know?

  • There are over 600 varieties of yams and 95% of these crops are grown in Africa
  • Compared to sweet potatoes, yams are starchier and drier, and longer
  • The annual world production of yams is over 30 million tons

Ways to Eat:

  • Mashed
  • Boiled
  • Baked
  • Roasted

Farming Trivia:

  • The word yam comes from an African word, which means "to eat." 
  • Yams are closely related to lilies and grasses
  • Yams are native to Africa and Asia and other tropical regions

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.