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What is the nutritional value of yams?

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  • AMarjorie Nolan Cohn, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Yams are often confused with sweet potatoes, can be found in the fresh fruits and vegetables section of your local grocery store. As with other vegetables, yams are low in fat and provide fiber, essential vitamins and minerals to the diet. Just one half cup of Yam are only 88 calories and are rich in fiber and provide 10 percent of your daily value of fiber, 13 percent of daily value of potassium, 20 percent of daily value of vitamin C.

  • AMichael T. Murray, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
    Yams are a very good source of dietary fiber and potassium. They are also a good source of several vitamins, including vitamins B1, B6, and C. In addition, yams are a good source of manganese and carbohydrates. A 3 1/2-oz (100 g) serving provides 116 calories, mostly as 27.6 g of carbohydrate, with 3.9 g of fiber.

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