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How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 5:11pm On Oct 07, 2014
whenever I purchase a tuber of yam in the UK I notice it gets spoilt in a matter of days. I got home from the Library today envisioning a dinner made up of yam and eggs only to discover that the 8 pound yam I bought had gone bad. I almost wept because it was a meal I was looking froward to. Please for folks in the UK , any ideas on how to preserve yam. My yams barely stay for 3 days before going bad. Does it have to do with the weather or my storage Practice? Thanks Y' all
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 5:48pm On Oct 07, 2014
how do you store it?
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 5:50pm On Oct 07, 2014
I don't reside in d UK but I'll chip in.

Make sure humidity is at optimal level.High humidity might make it retain too much water while low humidity gradually dries it up.


Make sure you store in a very airy place.#VeryImportant

Anoda factor might be the seller.The fact that it doesn't last 3days after buying suggests d "damage" might av started in d store;days b4 u buy and take home.
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 5:51pm On Oct 07, 2014
Krall...I see you o!
U wan chop yam?grin

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Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 5:57pm On Oct 07, 2014
WoodcrestMayor:
Krall...I see you o!
U wan chop yam?grin
no!! i jus wan give small advice.

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Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 6:01pm On Oct 07, 2014
Issoraitsmiley

E b like na UK u dey too.Hw mrCo.rk?grin
krall:
no!! i jus wan give small advice.
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 12:51pm On Oct 08, 2014
krall:
how do you store it?

I cut the one I want to eat and return it into the cupboard
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 12:53pm On Oct 08, 2014
WoodcrestMayor:
I don't reside in d UK but I'll chip in.

Make sure humidity is at optimal level.High humidity might make it retain too much water while low humidity gradually dries it up.


Make sure you store in a very airy place.#VeryImportant

Anoda factor might be the seller.The fact that it doesn't last 3days after buying suggests d "damage" might av started in d store;days b4 u buy and take home.


Thanks but how do I control humidity? your second point might actually be a good reason but how do I detect a bad yam when its exterior looks good
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 1:24pm On Oct 08, 2014
Not sure wat the temperature extremes really are over there.so I might not be able to say much on humidity.
Here in Naija,storing in an open,airy and well lit(natural) place works all year round.

Neva store in a dark place like a cupboard cos there isn't light and air.Imagine wat happens to fresh meat if forgotten in a car in d heat of d noon.Yoruba 'll say "o ti n se"...temperature has started the cooking process...#Translation.Thatz exactly wat heat does to yam tubers.


Abt detecting thru exterior looks-not easy.

Even the more experienced buyers still follow their instincts wen buying.
Ama give u one code tho-pinch it,if allowed.
Pinching allows u av an idea of d state of d 2nd layer.But dd tricky part is that wen yam is damaged by heat,u don't notice till u cut thru wit a knife...#3rd layer
Above all,hpe to get lucky cos there's no sure fire way to detect
Cheers smiley
bjims:



Thanks but how do I control humidity? your second point might actually be a good reason but how do I detect a bad yam when its exterior looks good
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 1:31pm On Oct 08, 2014
WoodcrestMayor:
Not sure wat the temperature extremes really are over there.so I might not be able to say much on humidity.
Here in Naija,storing in an open,airy and well lit(natural) place works all year round.

Neva store in a dark place like a cupboard cos there isn't light and air.Imagine wat happens to fresh meat if forgotten in a car in d heat of d noon.Yoruba 'll say "o ti n se"...temperature has started the cooking process...#Translation.Thatz exactly wat heat does to yam tubers.


Abt detecting thru exterior looks-not easy.

Even the more experienced buyers still follow their instincts wen buying.
Ama give u one code tho-pinch it,if allowed.
Pinching allows u av an idea of d state of d 2nd layer.But dd tricky part is that wen yam is damaged by heat,u don't notice till u cut thru wit a knife...#3rd layer
Above all,hpe to get lucky cos there's no sure fire way to detect
Cheers smiley


thanks, I guess keeping it in the cupboard , the heat and hall are is the culprit for the decay. Thanks a lot for your help

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Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 1:41pm On Oct 08, 2014
U welcome bro.

Good to knw u avent lost touch per naija food.
Bon apetitewink
bjims:



thanks, I guess keeping it in the cupboard , the heat and hall are is the culprit for the decay. Thanks a lot for your help
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by Nobody: 10:33am On Oct 09, 2014
WoodcrestMayor:
U welcome bro.

Good to knw u avent lost touch per naija food.
Bon apetitewink


I do eba , semo , ogbono, efo ririo , plantain et al stuffs. Oyinbo food not my thing. Best I can eat is chiken and chips and thta is at KFC's. Their local fish and chips is a no no for me. I no forget home oh...
Re: How To Preserve Yam In The UK >:( by WoodcrestMayor(m): 11:00am On Oct 09, 2014
Hehehe cheesy
Some peeps for naija no chop am reach u sef grin.

I gbadun your style jare...Ride on cool
bjims:



I do eba , semo , ogbono, efo ririo , plantain et al stuffs. Oyinbo food not my thing. Best I can eat is chiken and chips and thta is at KFC's. Their local fish and chips is a no no for me. I no forget home oh...

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