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Manveet
04-22-2003, 09:22 PM
I ate a Yam that was a little over a 1lb. It was about 1.2lbs. I did a quick search on the net and found that 125g of yam yields about 177cals. So after I did the conversion from grams to lbs, my yam came out to about 770cals. Is this right?

Ironman8
04-22-2003, 09:29 PM
770 cals is a bit much for a 1Ib. yam. Did you re-calculate?

aka23
04-22-2003, 09:38 PM
A 1.2lb yam is quite large. When I eat a sweet potato, it is usually about 0.5lb raw, less cooked. According to the data at http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~food-lab/nat/mainnat.html , a 1.2lb yam has 630-645 calories.

GhettoSmurf
04-23-2003, 04:52 AM
lol this might not be much help, but when i enter in a Yam into my fitday.com account, i usually enter it in as amount of cups cubed. lol

04-23-2003, 05:33 AM
I usually go by the 135 cals per 4oz.

Mystic Eric
04-23-2003, 05:50 AM
Originally posted by Manveet
I ate a Yam that was a little over a 1lb. It was about 1.2lbs. I did a quick search on the net and found that 125g of yam yields about 177cals. So after I did the conversion from grams to lbs, my yam came out to about 770cals. Is this right?

Man you're a jerk. First of all, I already told you how to calculate it. And second of all, you have your food guide's book. A few conversions of ratios here and there and you have your calculation.

4 oz of edible yam = 119 cals
There are 28.35 grams in an ounce. 4 oz = 113.4 grams

1.2 lbs of yam is about 500 grams. 500/113.4 = 4.41 x 119 = 524.69 cals

*Throws friendship away*

Btw, the source I used was the Corinne Netzer's The Complete Book of Food Counts

04-23-2003, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by Mystic Eric

4 oz of edible yam = 119 cals
There are 28.35 grams in an ounce. 4 oz = 113.4 grams

Btw, the source I used was the Corinne Netzer's The Complete Book of Food Counts

That would be the boiled without skin conversion, hence the difference. I usually go with the raw conversion, as far as calories go, plus I usually eat the skin as well.

GhettoSmurf
04-23-2003, 07:42 AM

plus I usually eat the skin as well.

yeah, i was just about to ask that question. is it alright to eat the skin? i've been doing it, and no negative side effects so far.

GhettoSmurf
04-23-2003, 07:49 AM
also, how do all cook the yams? ive been just wrapping mine up in a paper towel and tossing it in the microwave. just looking for some new ways to cook them. :)

Ironman8
04-23-2003, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by GhettoSmurf
is it alright to eat the skin? i've been doing it, and no negative side effects so far.

I heard the skin on apples has some extra fiber. I'm guessing this is the same for yams.

04-23-2003, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by GhettoSmurf
also, how do all cook the yams? ive been just wrapping mine up in a paper towel and tossing it in the microwave. just looking for some new ways to cook them. :)

I usually just wrap mine in plastic wrap and throw them in the microwave, and if I have a lot of time on my hands I will bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 45-60 minutes (in aluminum foil, not plastic wrap:)).

I heard the skin on apples has some extra fiber. I'm guessing this is the same for yams.

Yeah, I am not for sure if it offers anything besides some extra fiber but it makes the potato a lot easier to eat and plus I like it:)

raniali
04-23-2003, 02:19 PM
the skin is full of nutrients too

i always bake mine - its easier to throw it in there when i am cooking something else and when i smell it, it is done.

Ironman8
04-23-2003, 06:52 PM
I usually boil mine, then mash it up, and put some milk on it. So good...

GhettoSmurf
04-23-2003, 07:08 PM
hmmmm ill have to try a couple of those ways :)

Manveet
04-23-2003, 07:31 PM
I've noticed that the skin contains a lot of sweetness to it compared to the inner portion.

I'm gonna try baking them in the oven next time. Thanks for the replies.

GhettoSmurf
04-23-2003, 07:41 PM
do any of you guys put anything on them? i usually sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on it and i find that it tastes great!

AJ_11
04-24-2003, 06:31 AM
Cottage cheese, mmmmmmmm.

Ironman8
04-24-2003, 10:09 AM
I like putting a little brown sugar on mine, and some honey.