What is yam?

Anna Piskunova
Anna Piskunova
February 25, 2015
What is yam?

Many plants that we used to eat were once brought to us for a long time and received a new use. One of these plants is the yam. About what a yam, let's talk in the article.

The word “sweet potato” came to us from the language of the tribes that once inhabited South America (modern territory of Peru and Colombia) and is the oldest cultivated plant. Biologists define sweet potato as follows: sweet potato is a tuberous perennial plant of the Ipomea genus of the family of convolvulata. It is a food and feed crop, which is currently increasingly grown on an industrial scale. Tubers or rhizomes of the plant are eaten raw, boiled, and also baked.

It can also be used as an addition to various dishes. In addition to the main purpose of the sweet potato root, other components are also used: seeds, leaves, starch.