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Jewel yams have an ovate, cylindrical shape which tapers slightly at each end. Its rough exterior skin showcases a rose hue and is often speckled lightly with darker spots and faint lines. The flesh when cooked is a brilliant orange-yellow offering a moist, starchy, and fluffy texture. Its flavor is sweet with a subtle earthiness and nuances of chestnuts.
Jewel yams are available year-round with peak season in fall and winter.
The Jewel yam, botanically classified as Ipomoea batatas, is a root vegetable and a member of the Convolvulaceae family. It is not a real yam but rather an orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato. Renamed from sweet potato to yam as a means to distinguish the orange-fleshed sweet potato from the white-fleshed sweet potato, yams such as the Jewel are required by the USDA to be labeled both as yams and sweet potatoes, though the latter is commonly dropped in today's marketplace.
Jewel yams are rich in beta-carotene, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, iron, and calcium.
Jewel yams are best suited for cooked applications such as baking, roasting, steaming, and mashing and are used in both sweet and savory preparations. Jewel yams can be baked or roasted and served as is or with complementary ingredients. Jewel yams can also be sliced into halves or chunks and then steamed and mashed to be served as is or pureed to make soups, pie fillings, gnocchi, custards, and sauces. Cubed or sliced Jewel yams can also be added to breakfast hash, risottos or used as a stuffing for hand pies such as empanadas. Sliced into sticks or rounds, Jewel yams can be fried or baked to make fries. Complimentary flavors include bell pepper, shallots, lime, cilantro, sage, apple, bacon, poultry, butter, Greek yogurt, honey, maple syrup, cumin, thyme, chili pepper, pecans, feta and parmesan cheese. When storing, refrigeration should be avoided as it causes the yam to spoil faster. Jewel yams will keep up to 4 weeks when stored in a dark, dry and cool location.
The sweet potato has long been an important food crop around the world. Today along with the Garnet and Beauregard, the Jewel is one of the most commonly grown and consumed sweet potatoes on the American market. In the United States, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, since their arrival to the marketplace, have been referred to as yams. They were given the name "yam" as a means to distinguish them from the white-fleshed type. True yams, a member of the Dioscoreaceae family are rarely grown in the United States.
The majority of yams, as we know them in the United States, are botanically sweet potatoes and are native to prehistoric tropical America, specifically Ecuador and Peru. The Jewel yam was created in the United States in the mid-20th century and is widely available across the United States today.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Word of Mouth Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-705-3752|
|Galaxy Taco||La Jolla CA||858-228-5655|
|Chateau Lake San Marcos||San Marcos CA||760-471-0083|
|The Farm Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-5585|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-0077|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Diversions & Edge Pool||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
Recipes that include Jewel Yams. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cook.Play.Explore.||Jewel Yam Walnut Bread|
|Wallflower Girl||Smokey Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers|
|Cilantro & Citronella||Vegan Sushi Bowls with Yam Tempura|
|My Fabulous Frugal Life||Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes|
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Near Brookhaven, Georgia, United States
About 183 days ago, 11/20/17
Spotter's comments : Jewel Yams spotted at Publix.