Yams (Not Sweet Potatoes)

Yams

Yams are more commonly eaten (and grown) in northern Benin as opposed to the south where we live. Different than what we refer to as a yam in the US, yams here are enormous, starchy tubers similar to manioc. Yams can be huge — some thicker than my thigh and longer than my arm. They are commonly eaten fried or mashed. Yum.

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