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Chinese Yams

For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: Japan

Chinese yams are the edible root of a fast-growing climbing plant and grow in varying sizes and shapes. From elongated and extremely large to small and round, the flesh of this starchy vegetable ranges from gray-white to yellow to gold and from orange-red to purple. Offering a bland flavor, the texture is slightly dry and floury.