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Yams are available throughout the year, depending on the variety.

Prep & Store

Scrub yams just before using.

Tasty Tip

Cook yams any way you would cook a potato. Use whole or cut into any shapes for frying, baking, or roasting.

Nutrition Notes

Yams are an excellent source of potassium and vitamins C and B6, and a good source of thiamine.

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