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by 0 · August 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM

So I'm in the Air Force currently stationed on a small island in the Atlantic called Terciera. It's a Portuguese island and all I can find by way of tubers is a Brazilian Yam. It's an ugly looking thing and I haven't tried it yet, just wondering... (more)

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greymouser 0 · August 20, 2013 at 08:31 PM

Does it look like the following? That's a true yam. The orange sweet potatoes that some call "yams" in the US aren't yams at all. The true yam is often sold as name (nah-yeh-meh). It's an incredible starchy tuber. A simple recipe is fufu. Use... (more)

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by 90 · April 01, 2013 at 02:48 AM

Hi there, I am currently eating upwards of 400 grams of yams post-workout, and I am starting to get bored of eating them all the time, even though they taste so great it would be nice to have some more variety of heavier carbs for post-workout.... (more)

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matuyama 0 · March 31, 2013 at 08:29 AM

try cassava, taro, parsnips, plantains, or in larger amounts basically any other root vegetable

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by 233 · February 11, 2013 at 05:27 AM

I tried to ferment a yam (it was bright orange- not sure the species) by cooking it, mashing it, adding a few drips of yogurt, and putting it in an air-tight container on top of my freezer where it is warm. The first 2 days it tasted sweet and... (more)

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Soul 0 · February 11, 2013 at 03:40 AM

I have never fermented potatoes myself, but I think the problem is that you didn't add enough culture(yogurt/whey). I think the cultures that ferment to make alcohol outnumbered the yougurt cultures. Add more yogurt or whey to your next batch... (more)

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by 0 · December 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I eat maybe 4 or 5 yams a day. Is this too many?

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Kyle_1 0 · December 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Personally, I get sleepy if I eat that many carbs. It's all about how it feels for you. Try eating less for a couple days and see if you feel better/worse. Then try more maybe.

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by 5 · October 24, 2012 at 12:07 AM

My understanding is that sweet potatoes are the only potatoes acceptable if you're eating paleo. The rule of thumb with potatoes as I understand it is if it's white, no bueno; orange, bueno. The orange ones, I always thought were interchangeably... (more)

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wickedween 0 · October 23, 2012 at 06:40 PM

Japanese sweet potatoes are purple skin/white flesh. They are awesome cubed or hashed and pan fried in coconut oil!!

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by 3197 · July 14, 2012 at 05:09 AM

I've been eating primal for 1 year now, i've lost 45-50 pounds so far, I'm 6' 215-220#, lately , for the last 3 months, i've been feeling great and full of energy as usual but my weight loss had stalled a bit and i was getting a little tired of my... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 14, 2012 at 05:09 AM

They're satiating and make you eat less. I suspect it's no simpler than that.

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by 3277 · May 01, 2012 at 02:03 PM

I'm just now getting up to speed on fructose, and am concerned I'm having too much. Yesterday, I blended the fruit below into smoothies (2 servings) which I had for breakfast & late afternoon snack, trying to ensure I was getting enough... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · May 01, 2012 at 02:03 PM

For what it's worth, I have come around to the idea that fructose is a poison, especially if a large quantity hits your liver all at once. Processed food and sugar (fructose) is really bad, but fruit is good for you if eaten in moderation... (more)

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by 705 · December 07, 2012 at 02:16 AM

I rarely consume the typical orange-fleshed sweet potatoes. The only nutrition data I can find is on the orange-fleshed variety. I know the white-fleshed sweet potatoes wouldn't have any beta carotene, but I was wondering if there are any other... (more)

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Carolynn 0 · December 07, 2012 at 02:16 AM

Or in New Zealand they are called Kumara. They grow and eat 3 colors, the orange, a yellow skin and fleshed one called gold, and a whitish skin, purple streaked white flesh one that is the best. They are not ever cooked as a dessert.

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by 4240 · January 02, 2012 at 05:05 PM

I have some yams chopped and soaked over night in water, ready to make yam fries. I typically season with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I'm curious if anyone has tried an other seasonings on their fries that have come off as sensational?... (more)

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Annika 0 · January 02, 2012 at 05:05 PM

Coconut oil, curry powder, turmeric, garlic, & salt. OMG yum!

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by 333 · November 02, 2012 at 06:46 AM

Yams and sweet potatos, and potatos for some, are popular as a healthy carb source (ie peri-workout carb consumption). Carrots are fairly high in carb count compared to leafy veggies, and are sweet when cooked, why do we not see carrots... (more)

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gifford 0 · November 02, 2012 at 06:46 AM

I read somewhere carrots are the second highest sugar root vegetable, next to beets. If you were looking for starch in particular, maybe parsnips.

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by 10 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I've been following a fairly strict Paleo diet since the beginning of the year (almost four months). I also started doing CrossFit around that time. Things are going very well. Energy level is up, body composition is much improved, seasonal... (more)

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Dinis_Correia 0 · November 08, 2011 at 11:39 AM

I think I'm having similar issues with sweet potatoes - I usually have baked sweet potatoes and while it doesn't give me an upset stomach, it upsets other things. This sucks, because there aren't that many high-carb starchy tubers around - mostly... (more)

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by 30 · April 21, 2011 at 02:28 AM

I think I've heard Robb Wolf mention that sweet potato/yam skin is a gut irritant, but I'm not sure if it has synergistic nutrients with the flesh? Do you usually eat the skin when you steam or microwave sweet potatoes / purple yams ?? (more)

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randle 0 · April 21, 2011 at 02:28 AM

I would conduct this experiment. Eat with a small patch of skin once every 10 times. But most of the time, avoid the skin. Why? Hormesis. I know, everything is hormesis. But seriously, if partial exposure to antinutrients will make your... (more)

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by 20 · April 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I'd like to eat sweet potatoes + a protein shake post workout. How should I prepare them beforehand so I can eat them quickly after a workout?

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ben61820 0 · April 17, 2011 at 07:28 PM

this is foolproof and ridiculously good, i eat it PWO every single time: scrub and stab them so the steam can escape. double wrap tightly in foil. bake for TWO HOURS at 350. remove and refrigerate once cooled. Full two hours is the key... (more)

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by 5624 · March 25, 2011 at 05:25 PM

Can anyone tell me the trick to making your yam/sweet potato fries crispy or crunchy without burning them? I baked them in bacon grease last night and even though they were still delicious they were soggy. I could them on 425 for 25 minutes and... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 25, 2011 at 04:14 PM

I precook yams in microwave til soft and then put in fridge overnight in a baggie. Then I thin slice and pan fry in coconut oil and butter with med to high heat...cook just til brown and a little crispy. Great with eggs and bacon.

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by 1866 · February 25, 2011 at 01:39 AM

Sweet potatoes/yams tends to get a pass, while "normal" potatoes are generally avoided by the paleo community. What about yucca/cassava? Are they nutrient dense like yams, or are they more like normal potatoes?

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Jayan 0 · February 25, 2011 at 01:39 AM

Weird coincidence, I'm actually eating some right now. Not because it's paleo, but because its a traditional dish of Kerala that my family eats on occasion. They're somewhere in between potatoes and sweet potatoes, though many avoid them because... (more)

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by 570 · May 18, 2013 at 05:31 PM

I bought an African Yam and it's really delicious. I don't like the super sweet potatoes i can buy in my local supermarkets. They are too expensive anyway (4,5 € / kilo; 6,35 $ /2.2 pounds). I cut a piece to boil it, but what to do with the... (more)

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Ryan_H 0 · February 04, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Normally with sweet potatoes I just put it back in the fridge, if any part if it goes bad you just need to cut it off and use the rest. Pretty much the same thing i've seen them do in a lot of stores with yams/sweet potatoes, they will just cut... (more)

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by 39204 · May 31, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Ever the tinkerer, I'd like to replace fruit with sweet potato for a week or two and see how it goes, but I'm not sure on the appropriate volume due to the high variability across breeds and even just an assemblage of the same breed. I usually buy... (more)

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Antti 0 · May 31, 2011 at 07:18 AM

I tend to eat about 700-800 grams precooked weight, which is about two "not-too-big" ones. Its a lot, but then again I do IF, and get about 60% workout day carbs & calories in the PWO meal. Off days I keep my carbs lower, around 80-100 grams... (more)

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by 22684 · August 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Let's say Grass Fed Steaks, Roasts, Ground Beef Free Range Eggs Salmon Bacon, preserve free Yams Kerrygold or other Grassfed Butter Coconut Oil Avoiding the vegetable anti nutrients and nutrients, what mineral, vitamin deficiencies can you... (more)

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Chris_Ford 0 · August 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Definitely agree with the comments on organ meat from time to time, also bone broth might be a decent addition? Just keep the bones of all those fluffy animals you eat and make stock... makes the next bunch of fluffy animals even tastier!