Yampi

Yampi, a starchy root vegetable, is a variety of yam indigenous to the Caribbean region. Used in local cuisine, the yampi frequently accompanies ham on the holiday plate. This tropical yam is rough on the outside, but has a soft, moist flesh and a sweet taste. Very nutritious and highly digestible, the yampi can be mashed, fried, or baked.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 150g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 177
  • Calories from fat: 0.9
  • Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 13mg
  • Total Carbs: 42g
    • Fiber: 6g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 4%
  • Vitamin C: 43%
  • Calcium: 3%
  • Iron: 4%

Availability

Handling & Storage

Varieties

Available year round, sporadically

Also Known As

  • Nyami
  • Djambi
  • Yamswurzel
  • Igname de Chine
  • Tropical yam
  • True yam
  • Cush-cush
  • Greater yam
  • Mapuey
  • Namé
  • Igname
  • Name

Store at 60-65° F

 

  • Dioscorea trifida L. f

Recipes

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