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By jennifer murphy

Importance of Yams in Ibo/Igbo Culture

By: Jennifer Murphy

http://bigkidz.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/yams.jpg

http://www.dhh.Louisiana.gov/offices/images/imgs-246/Yams.jpg

http://www.edible-britishcolumbia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/candied-yams.jpg


Different types of yams

Different Types of Yams:

African Yams:

  • Aerial yam

  • White and Yellow Guinea Yam

  • African bitter


Different types of yams1

Different Types of Yams:

Asian Yams:

  • Chinese (cinnamon) Yam

  • Asian Greater Yam

  • Japanese Yam


Male and female yams

Male and Female Yams

  • separate male and female flowers

  • not self-fertile

Male

Female


Yams yams and more yams

Yams, Yams, and More Yams

Aerial Yam

Chinese Yam

Purple Yam

White Yam

Japanese Yam


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Lougee, Mary. "Types of Yams | EHow.com." EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles | EHow.com. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. http://www.ehow.com/list_5950510_types-yams.html

  • "Wild Yam." Herbal Supplements Natural Herbal Supplements Dietary Chinese Herbal Supplements. Web. 27 Mar. 2011.

    http://www.getwellnatural.com/wild-yam.aspx

  • Schmidt, Darlene. "Purple Yam - Purple Yam." Thai Food - Thai Food. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. http://thaifood.about.com/od/introtothaicooking/qt/purpleyam.htm

  • Onwueme, I. C., and Winston B. Charles. Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Production, Perspectives and Future Prospects. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1994. Page 57.


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