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yam storage hack
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Yam Storage Hack

To all yam lovers out there, this is a life hack that you need to learn today! You can now have yams all year round without paying a penny!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Asia, Caribbean, Oceania, South America, West Africa
Keyword: Tuber, Vegetable, vegetable storage hack, Yam
Servings: 6


  • 1 yam


Slice and peel the yam.

  • Cut the yam into slices and peel the skin.
    fresh yam slicing and peeling process
  • Use a knife to slice the yam into large circles.
  • Then, peel the yams.
  • Slice them into your preferred shapes and sizes.
  • Rinse the yam slices in water.
  • Drain the water using a colander.


  • Arrange the yams on a lined tray.
    frozen fresh yam
  • Let it freeze solid for about two hours. 

Store the yam.

  • Once frozen, transfer them into freezer bags.
  • When ready to use, prepare or cook them while frozen to preserve the quality.



  • Purchase quality yams to retain their flavor and texture even after freezing.
  • Use this while in its frozen form.
  • Rinse it with salted water or drizzle it with lemon juice or vinegar to prevent browning.
  • It’s easier to peel the yam when you’ve cut it into circles.