Yam - calories, weight

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How much calories in yams?

100g of yam has about 108 calories (kcal).

In particular, medium size yam (240 g) has about 259 calories.

It is about 11% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from medium size yam (240 g) is similar to calories amount from 4.5 apples, 3 glasses of Coca Cola, 2.5 slices of cheese, 2 slices of bread, 2 glasses of milk, 13.5 of sugar.

For burning such amount of calories you have to bike at least 37 minutes, swim for about 31 minutes or run for 26 minutes.

Calories in yam came from protein in 5%, from carbs in 94% and from fat in 1%.

See also: Nutrition, vitamins and health benefits of yam.

Check compares of yam with other products from vegetables category:

yam - calories table

  • Medium size yam (240g)259 kcal
  • 10g of yam11 kcal
  • 20g of yam22 kcal
  • 50g of yam54 kcal
  • 100g of yam108 kcal
  • 200g of yam216 kcal
  • 500g of yam540 kcal

Yam - kalorie i makroskładniki w 100g

Calories 108 kcal
Carbs 27.88 gram
Protein 1.53 gram
Fat 0.17 gram

How much does a yam weight?

Medium size yam (edible part) weights about.240g.

Does yam cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Similar to other products number of calories in yam puts it in the avarage of vegetables. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific vegetables, yam seems to be a 'not bad' choice but you can find something better.

Many products form vegetables have similar number of calories. To give you an ideal lest take courgettes, burdocks or chives.

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medium size yam (240 g) has:

259kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 37 min. Bike
Horse ride 48 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 25 min. Tennis
Run 26 min. Run
Swim 31 min. Swim
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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