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Yam is an edible tuber. There are more than 200 varieties of yam available across the world. The colours can vary from white, yellow to purple. They can be bland, nutty or smoky in taste.

Commonly used in:
Deep-fries, stir-fries, mashes and desserts

Health benefit:
Yams are a good source of potassium and vitamin B6, and help  reduce the risk of heart diseases