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White Yam (each)

£4.50 £3.60

Yams are a versatile vegetable.  As nutritious as they are delicious yams are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Yams are less sweet than a sweet potato and much more starchy and dry.  They can be used in the same way as potatoes – boiled, mashed, roasted or fried.


Weight of each White Yam varies depending on the size available. Approximately 1.3kg-2kg each.

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DETAILS Yams are as nutritious as they are delicious. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are also rich in potassium and manganese, which are integral in supporting bone health, growth, metabolism and heart function. This vegetable also provides copper and Vitamin C. Thus, Copper is vital for red cell production and iron absorption whilst Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant which can boost your immune system.

Eating yams may even boost your brain. In fact, yams have a unique compound called diosgenin, which has been known to promote neuron growth and enhance brain function. The antioxidants in yams may help reduce inflammation. Moreover, several animal studies have concluded that yams improve blood sugar control. The effects are thought to be due to their rich resistant starch and dietary fibre contents.

STORAGE ADVICE For optimal storage of white yams, it is essential to keep them in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator, as the cold temperature can negatively impact their texture and taste. Instead, choose a dry location with temperatures ranging between 50-70°F (10-21°C). A pantry or cellar is often suitable for this purpose. Make sure to keep the yams away from direct sunlight to prevent sprouting and spoilage. Additionally, store them loosely rather than in plastic bags to allow for proper air circulation. Regularly check for any signs of decay or sprouting, removing any affected yams promptly to prevent the spread of spoilage. Following these guidelines will help extend the shelf life of white yams and maintain their quality for a more extended period.
PACKAGING  This pack contains 1 piece.

Your item will arrive in a 100% recycled box lovingly packed with FSC-certified shredded spruce from Britain and Sweden, natural sheep’s wool insulation and non-toxic chilled gel packs, all of which can be reused, composted or recycled. To recycle the gel packs, simply cut a corner and dispose of the contents through your normal domestic waste system, as the gel isn’t harmful to the environment. Better still, reuse them by storing in the freezer and chilling other products. The only component from our packaging that can’t be recycled are the foil liners which need to be go in household waste; the poly bags meat comes in needs to go in plastic recycling.


The mighty white yam is delicious roasted!  So easy to do and a perfect accompaniment to any number of dishes.

  • Peel and cut one large yam into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • Preheat the oven to 175degrees C (350 degrees F). Line a baking sheet or shallow baking dish with aluminium foil.
  • Arrange slices of the yam on the tray so they are slightly overlapping.  Season with salt and pepper and drizzle evenly with olive oil.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes until the yam is tender and the edges begun to wrinkle around the edges.

Here are some of our favourite ways to eat white yams:

  • Yam fries. Cut yams into wedges, add seasonings, and bake or fry them.
  • Purée. Boil the tubers until soft, place in a blender, purée, and season them.
  • Yam chips. Thinly slice peeled yams and bake or fry them.
  • Mashed yams. Peel, boil, and mash your yams, then add milk and seasonings.
  • Baked yams. Bake cubed yams until tender.
  • Cheesy yam gratin. Thinly slice peeled yams and bake them with cheese and seasonings.
  • Yam hash. Peel, dice, season, and then cook your yams in a pan.
  • Add into baked goods. Use yam purée to add moisture to breads and muffins.

Nutritional Information typical value per 100g,

as sold
Energy 116 kCal
Fat 0.2 g
of which saturates 0 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
of which sugars 0.5 g
Fibre 4.1 g
Protein 1.5 g
Salt 9 mg

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