We New Zealanders call these Yams and are known in some countries as New Zealand Yams but they originate from South America where they are known as Oca. Be careful when using recipes that call for yams as in other countries yams are like kumara or sweet potatoes.
Yams come in many sizes and colours, they are a sweet tuber that is high in carbohydrates and energy. They are a good source of Vitamin A and B6 and are also high in dietary potassium and beta-carotene.
Yams can be cooked in a variety of ways, roasting being the most popular, but also can be boiled, steamed, microwaved and stir fried and can be eaten whole or mashed.
We are a small family run Market Garden providing a variety of seasonal vegetables. We are Spray Free and try to grow as naturally as we are able. Our goal is to provide fresh tasty vegetables at a reasonable price.
We pick, rinse and pack our veggies as close as possible to delivery times in order to retain the freshness to your door.
We hope you will try some of the less common vegetables we have available and experience the different tastes and textures that are available.
The Vege Basket Team.