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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I'm interested in making my own yam flour.  I wanted to make gift jars for christmas and am trying to use as many powdered ingreedients possible and came across 'pounded yam flour'.  Evidently it's made from yam tubers?... Yam flour is... (more)

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CD 0 · October 15, 2014 at 7:18 PM

not yams as in the sweet potato, yams as in yams the african tuber.  They look like large yuca roots   http://www.iita.org/yam

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by 90 · about 10 hours ago

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 8:29 AM

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

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

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

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Thomy 0 · December 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

You will hear differing opinions, but I'd say it's real food, eat as much as you want :) Just don't let it replace all the fat and protein in you diet.

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by 5 · about 10 hours ago

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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CD 0 · October 23, 2012 at 5:46 PM

a "Yam" is not related to potatoes or sweet potatoes: Wiki Yam . It is big, and it's skin looks like a tree trunk (think yuca ). It's also much sweeter than sweet potatoes. "yam" is a colloquial name for sweet potatoes and can be used... (more)

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by 3221 · about 10 hours ago

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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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

every person responds differently to different macronutrients. I also do better with about 150g or so primal carbs. It is possible that you were going too low on your calorie intake and your metabolism had been teetering on starvation. Then... (more)

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by 3280 · about 11 hours ago

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 2:03 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 · about 11 hours ago

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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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 26, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Below is the difference, also there is confusion where sweet potatoes are called yams and vice versa. You asked.. so you shall receive: Okinawan sweet potato (white skin/purple flesh): One medium contains 30 g, of vitamin C, 19 mcg folate and... (more)

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by 4283 · about 11 hours ago

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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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 02, 2012 at 2:00 AM

I actually just love the potatoes plain with large flaky sea salt. Sometimes maybe a little lemon or orange zest over the top. And always duck fat or maybe just a teeny bit of coconut oil on the pan so they don't stick. Here are a few other... (more)

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by 333 · about 11 hours ago

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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Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The carbs in carrots are mostly sugar. Sweet potatoes have sugar and starch Sugars - carrots 5.2 gr / 1 cup, sweet potatoes 13.0 Starch -carrots .2 gr/ 1 cup, sweet potato 14 I am scratching my head, Nutrition Data shows NO STARCH in cooked... (more)

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by 10 · about 11 hours ago

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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Phoenix 0 · July 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Could be the raffinose in the sweet potatoes (the same sugar found in beans that causes flatulence). Definitely give white potatoes a try - I believe they have far less raffinose (if any).

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by 30 · about 11 hours ago

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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RG73 0 · April 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM

What isn't a gut irritant these days? If you only listened to paleo talking heads you'd think humans evolved to have the most delicate GI tracts in all of nature and that anything less than 100% pure food (of the paleo approved types) will cause... (more)

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by 571 · about 11 hours ago

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 39841 · about 11 hours ago

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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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · January 12, 2011 at 4:48 AM

For an accurate experiment, I'd suggest calculating the amount of carbs you would usually get from fruit, and eat the same amount in sweet potatoes, then you can truly tease out the effects it has on your body accurately. Some weighing and... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:56 AM

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 8:31 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 232 · October 30, 2014 at 4:38 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 3:40 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 20 · October 30, 2014 at 3:22 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 7:28 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 5768 · October 29, 2014 at 3:11 AM

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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Stephen_Aegis 0 · March 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I cook them low and slow till they're soft, then take them out, turn up the heat to 400 wait for oven yo finish heating then return them. I dry them a little before returning to oven as well. The better option for me I've found is a cast iron... (more)

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by 1906 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 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 1:39 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 22913 · October 29, 2014 at 3:05 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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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I think the diet you described would be just fine. I would personally include the occasional tongue, liver, heart, marrow and what not, for taste and nutrition. To all of those calculating the fitday RDAs, you have to stay aware that the nutrient... (more)

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