Jamaican Yellow Yam is one of 18 different varieties of yam grown in Jamaica. Each has its own distinctive taste, flavour and texture.
Yellow yams are a natural source of copper a vital nutrient very few foods contain copper Here it is in a delicious edible form. If copper levels are low the body absorbs less iron from foods. Yellow Yams are widely consumed in Jamaica and deserve to be celebrated more widely. Do not confuse any yams with sweet potatoes. This confusion and misinformation has spread from elsewhere.
The copper contained is Jamaican Yellow yam helps in the production of healthy blood cells woking with the the iron from other foods eaten. If you are going bald, it might not just be the stress. It could also be due to an iron deficiency. Yellow yams are known to boost the flow of blood on the scalp which in turn sends a message to hair follicles telling them to grow.
Jamaican yellow yams are rich in natural antioxidants. Eating yellow yams contributes to a healthy, youthful, glowing complexion; by banishing fine lines and wrinkles and eliminating brown or dark spots. It is for this reason many leading organisations are investigating ways to extract particles of Jamaican Yellow Yams. Do not be surprised to find that one day soon everyone will be rubbing anti-ageing creams made using Jamaican Yellow Yams into their body and faces. It is the allantoin composition of yellow yam that is being worked on. Give yourself a head start and start eating Yellow Yams quickly before it is re-discovered and the price shoots up... even higher.
Jamaican yellow yams are an excellent source of Vitamins A (retinol already used in skin creams) and known to protect the lungs and membranes in the mouth. Calcium, iron, Vitamin B6. They contain a natural chemical compound that enhances neural pathway growth and stimulation, put simply they are good for the brain and memory.
All yams are good for alleviating menopausal symptoms. But these yams are considered the best at fooling the body into thinking that it is still young by delaying the destruction of eggs.
Jamaican yellow yams have so many other health benefits not mentioned here. They taste wonderful too. Baked, boiled, or fried. That is the reason they are hard to get hold of. The Jamaican, people don't want to let them go.... Who can blame them?
Cut them up and freeze them straight away. Do not leave them hanging around. Once cut and peeled, the colour changes it is the exposure to oxygen that causes this change. They look orange and a bit like caramel and occasionally they turn black. Do not be alarmed. This discolouration is natural and usually disappears as soon as they are cooked. They are grown in red soil in the Parish of Jamaica where they come from It is the mineral rich soil that causes them to take on this temporary discolouration once they are dug up. The older generation know about this.
Last of all they are expensive. But totally worth it!
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Store in a dry, cool place and use within 3 days.
For best results and to prolong the life of this product, do the following
- Peel Yam
- wash in cold water.
- Cut into handy portion sizes
- freeze in a suitable bag.
This product is best cooked straight from frozen (Do not defrost prior to cooking).
Produce of Jamaica
Net contents approx. 1kg
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