Bruce’s Yams ready to make memorable holiday meals
Bruce’s Yams, America’s number one seller of canned sweet potatoes, is ready to make your holiday memorable with canned sweet potatoes that are not only delicious, but healthy.
“There’s a 100-day period near the holidays where we are running one million pounds per day of sweet potatoes through our factory,” says Annie Ham, Marketing Director of McCall Farms, the parent company of Bruce’s Yams. “We harvest sweet potatoes from 30 trusted farmers in North Carolina and Louisiana, so you can be assured these are quality crops grown in the U.S. The pallets are all shipped directly from facilities in both Lousiana and North Carolina. But more than half of the product is shipped from our plant in Effingham, South Carolina. This is a town of less than eight thousand people and one stoplight, so it’s an exciting time of year here.”
Americans consume nearly five pounds of sweet potatoes per person per year. And the holidays aren’t the only time to eat sweet potatoes.
“Sweet potatoes are very healthy for you any time of year, “ says Ham. “They rank low on the Glycemic Index and therefore cause a gradual rise in blood sugar. This makes you feel full longer and is great for those counting carbs and for diabetics.”
Sweet potatoes provide twice the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, and they are a good source of Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Fiber and Vitamin C.
The ways you can prepare a sweet potato are nearly endless… baked, mashed, oven roasted, grilled, pureed, friend, in a pie, as a soup and of course, in a casserole.
One of the most popular recipes on Yamright.com is for Sweet Potato Biscuits. It’s perfect for not only Thanksgiving morning, but any time.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
1 large (13 oz.) can of Bruce’s sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
5 C all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 C butter
1 1/2 C milk
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cut in the cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
In another bowl, combine the mashed sweet potatoes and milk.
Add to the crumb mixture just until combined.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
Roll to ½-inch thickness and cut with 2-inch biscuit cutter.
Place on un-greased baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks and serve warm.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 18-20 minutes
Bruce’s Yams can be found at most major retailers around the country, anytime of the year.
About Bruce’s Yams- Bruce’s Yams is Americas number one brand of canned yams and sweet potatoes. Acquired by McCall Farms from Bruce Foods in 2013, Bruce’s Yams is headquartered in Effingham, South Carolina, and has manufacturing locations in Louisiana and North Carolina.
Bruce’s Yams maintains high standards of quality to deliver the freshest and best tasting yams and sweet potatoes in the country.
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