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African yams are important sources of starch in the West African diet. These are the original yams (igname), for which American orange sweet potatoes were named. They can be boiled, stewed, or fried.
Suzanne of Depa, Cote d'Ivoire, carrying wild yams, 2006
Suzanne again, Depa, Cote d'Ivoire, 2006.
Wild yam or igname is very nyummy! Mildly sweet, nutty, better than boiled potatoes. Cooked by Suzanne of Depa, Cote d'Ivoire, 2006.