Name Root (also known as yam) interestingly enough, has become one of the most important food crops in the world! Grown throughout the tropics as well as West Africa, China, Korea, the South Pacific, India and the Caribbean. It is often saved for special occasions and is considered a festival food in Cuba.
Shaped like a long sweet potato, the flesh of Name is creamy or yellow in color while its skin can be light brown, dark brown, or tan. Its flavor is somewhat nutty with a slightly chewy texture similar to a potato. Extremely versatile, Name can be baked, boiled, steamed, scalloped, fried or creamed.