In which of these forms is carbohydrate stored in yam?

A. Glucose
B. Maltose
C. Starch
D. Glycogen
E. Cellulose

Correct Answer: Option C

C. Starch


Yams are a type of dry, starchy root vegetable, or “tuber,” similar to the potato. Like many root vegetables, yams have a high carbohydrate count — between 22 and 42 grams per serving, depending on yam type. In general, yams have more carbohydrates per serving than either red, white, russet or sweet potatoes. The carbohydrate content of the yam is stored as starch making it highly responsive to iodine test.