The rind is dark yellow and easy to peel, while the pulp inside is bright red.
Displaying vibrant violet hues, Purple cauliflower may be different in color than its white counterpart, however, on the outside, that is the only difference. The entire plant (floret, stalk and leaves) is edible.
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This item was last sold on : 01/14/16
Jewel yams are ovate and cylindric in shape, tapering at the ends. They have a rough semi thick skin with a rose hued pale orange color. The flesh is brilliant orange, moist and starchy. The flesh's vibrant color increases when cooked. Its flavor is sweet and its starchy textures allows it to absorb accompanying ingredients' flavors.
Available year-round, the peak season for Jewel yams is fall and winter.
The Jewel 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. Thus, the Jewel yam is a sweet potato and 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.
The Jewel yam is a high source for beta carotene and yields a substantial amount of carbohydrates per single "yam".
True yams are native to Asia and Africa and are one of the most important food crops in tropical and subtropical regions. 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 Jewel 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.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
Recipes that include Jewel Yams. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Bon Beri||Detox Pumpkin Pie Bowl|
|My Fabulous Frugal Life||Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes|
|Inspiring the Everyday||Roasted Squash Soup with Jewel Yams & Chard|
|Cook.Play.Explore.||Jewel Yam Walnut Bread|
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