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These bright and beautiful tubers we call yams are known as 'oca' in other parts of the world, having originated from South America where they were a staple food for Andean Indians.
Yams grown in New Zealand are very different from the tropical yams grown in other countries. In America, Sweet Potatoes (kumara), are in fact known as yams
Yams are very versatile and can be: baked, braised, boiled, steamed, microwave, roasted, stir fried, or stewed.
Yams are high in fibre, vitamins A and B6, potassium and carotenoid