These yams get their name from their light red-purple skin, reminiscent of a garnet gem. Inside you'll find orange-yellow flesh that is moister and starchier than other varieties. Their high sugar and starch content makes them extremely versatile, perfect for both sweet and savory dishes.
Their moist, vibrant orange flesh is encased in a rough, copper to orange-colored skin. The flavor is sweet with a subtle earthiness and hint of chestnut.
Red-skinned with a creamy white, chestnut-flavored interior. They're commonly used in Japanese soups, stews and tempura batter, but they can also be enjoyed boiled or steamed.