Medium to large in size the Alemow can be recognized by its protruding mammilla or its knob-like and bumpy exterior. Its shape is round to ovate.
Miyamairakusa are tender and crisp wild edible plants whose leaves, stems and roots are all edible. Leaves are heart-shaped, toothed and hairy; stems are crisp and fibrous. The leaves and stems are covered in tiny stinging and non-stinging hairs
Inventory, 40 lbs : 0
This item was last sold on : 07/27/14
Available year round, the peak season for Garnet Yams is fall and winter.
The Garnet yam is, in fact, not a yam. It is a sweet potato that lost its identity to an American labeling system that forced the naming of yellow-orange fleshed sweet potatoes to include yam in their identification. The garnet yam "sweet potato" is a member of the Convolvulaceae family along with other herbaceous perennial vines, trees and shrubs. It is the storage organ of the plant, storing nutrients and carbohydrates which sustain its above ground shoots, vines, foliage and flowers.
Garnet yams are slender, ovate and cylindric in shape, tapering at the ends. They have a rough semi thick skin with a pale salmon color. The flesh is golden orange, moist and starchy. The flesh's color turns a vibrant golden yellow cooked. Its flavor is sweet and its starchy textures allows it to absorb accompanying ingredients' flavors.
The Garnet yam is a rich source for protein, carbohydrates, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, niacin and potassium.
The high sugar and starch content of garnet yams make them suitable for a wide range of both sweet and savory applications, and many cooking methods. Serve them mashed winter squash, baked into a pie, pureed in a soup, or simply baked on their own and stuffed with roasted veggies, meat or cheese. Both the oven or the deep fryer make for equally delicious french fries, far more nutritious than those made with white potatoes.
True yams are native to Asia and Africa. There are about 200 varieties of yams, none of which are grown in mainland United States. Sweet potatoes are native to the New World, specifically Peru and Ecuador. The Garnet variety is one of the most common sweet potatoes cultivated for American markets. Along with the Beauregard sweet potato, these two varieties account for about ninety percent of the sweet potatoes produced in the United States.
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Recipes that include Garnet Yams. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Dean & DeLuca
Near New York, United States
About 5 days ago, 7/23/14
Spotter's comments : Garnet Yams spotted at Dean & DeLuca.
Whole Foods Market Near Lake Grove, New York, United States
About 478 days ago, 4/06/13