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Purple Yam

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Baked purple yam

I feel a little silly to dedicate an entire post to this vegetable but I want to share something with you that I discovered recently. I was shopping at an Asian grocery store for one of my classes and noticed in the vegetable section next to the potatoes some purple yams.

Baked purple yam

I really wanted to taste them so I just roasted them at 385 F for 20 minutes without adding anything and OMG, I never tasted something so delicate and comforting. The sweeteness was unbelievable, almost like a fruit. It is now my new breakfast. You only need one to make you feel full and satisfied.

Now I have had one every morning. It is delicious even cold, easy to carry if you want to take it with you for a morning or afternoon snack.
You can peel one and mash it and pour some nut or soy milk and nuts for your kids.

What is wonderful about this type of yam is that you don’t need to add any sweetener. Just the vegetable and nothing else. That’s fast food the way Mother Nature intended it!

This is a great item to bring if you going camping. It is cheap, easy to roast on an open fire, a great hand warmer in cold nights! What’s not to like!

From a nutrition standpoint:

A serving provides B6, vitamin A,  5% of the daily value for vitamin C, fiber, plus antioxidants. It has no fat or cholesterol.
The jury is out about potassium. Some sources say it contains a good amount, other say it doesn’t.

It also has a good sense of humor! I wanted to take a photo so that you can see the deep purple and the shape. And then, I turned the plate around and just about peed in my pants when I looked at the photo. See for yourself!

Let me know in the comment section if you tried it before. What

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