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Boiled Yam video instructions

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Yam

Yam The word Yam is believed to derive from to African word nyami, to eat.
 Yams are toxic if eaten raw but safe after they are cooked.










Boiling Yam

Yam - Peeling Peel the yam

N.B. - Touching raw yam can cause your skin to itch. To avoid this, rub some oil on your hands before preparing raw yam.







Yam - Cutting Cut up in to serving sized portions










Yam - Boiling Boil until tender (this should take about 35 minutes)










Yam - Serving Serve









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What's the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? - Find out in the Library of Congress' "Everyday Mysteries" section.
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research - Read about yam, areas where it is grown, nutritional information and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture's Yam project in Nigeria.
The World's Healthiest Foods - Comprehensive information regarding the health benefits of yam, including a detailed nutritional profile.
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