I’m staying with my daughter in London this week and she lives near an African market. What a joy to find yams on the market stools amongst many other exotic vegetables! Yams are an excellent source of B-complex vitamins. These starchy West-African tubers are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants as well as minerals like copper, potassium and iron. Yams are specifically great for menopausal women supporting endocrine system and balancing hormones. They are also antispasmodic, so if you get muscle cramps, enrich your diet in these wonderful vegetables.
Yams are easy to cook, you can bake them, add them to soups or just boil them and mash with some olive oil or coconut oil for more exotic taste.
I cooked mine today in coconut milk with some salt and chilli sauce.