Welcome to the Vitamin A nutritional content for 5 different types of yams ranging from 7 to 0 mcg per 100g. The nutritional Vitamin A content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full nutrition breakdown to answer the question how much Vitamin A is found in yams?

The list below, brought to you by dietandfitnesstoday.com, gives the total Vitamin A content in the 5 items from the general description 'yams' each of which show the Vitamin A amount as well as calories and common serving sizes. These 5 types of yams range from Yam, raw through to Mountain yam, hawaii, cooked, steamed, with salt and are ranked by the content or amount per 100g.

An example from the list below under the general description of yams is Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt and in this food example the amount of Vitamin A per 100g is 6 mcg. This corresponds to 0.2 % of the RDA for Vitamin A. The associated calorie content for this food item is 116 kcal per 100g, which is 6 % of the recommended daily calorie allowance.The top 5 food items are shown in the graph below, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page.

Average Value for yams

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of Vitamin A contained in 100g of yams, based on the list below of 5 different items under the general description of yams, is 3.80 mcg of Vitamin A. This averge value corresponds to 0.13 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA). The average calories for the foods listed is 102.40 kcal which is 5 % of the daily value for calories per 100g serving.

Median Value for yams

The median value of Vitamin A is found in Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, with salt which in 100g contains 6 mcg of Vitamin A. The calories for the median food listed is 114 kcal which is 5.7 % of the daily value for calories per 100g serving.

Highest Vitamin A Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 5 different yams nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of Vitamin A is found in Yam, raw which contains 7 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 0.23 % and provides a calorie content of 118 kcal in 100g. The lowest amount of Vitamin A is in Mountain yam, hawaii, cooked, steamed, with salt which in 100g contains 0 mcg of Vitamin A. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 0 % of the RDA. The corresponding calories in 100g for Mountain yam, hawaii, cooked, steamed, with salt is 82 kcal.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a range of 7 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g. The range of calories for these foods is from 118 kcal through to 82 kcal. The equivalent percentage of the daily recommended calories is 6 % through to 4.1 % for a 2000 Calorie per day diet.

This gives a range for the recommended nutrition value for the foods listed below from 0.23 % of the daily recommended value through to the lowest nutritional percentage of 0 % of the Vitamin A daily value. The recommended daily allowance (also referred to as recommended dietary allowance) is 3000 mcg of Vitamin A.

From this list of foods there are zero foods which contain greater than 50% of the RDA per 100g of Vitamin A.

Highest Amount of Vitamin A per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high Vitamin A foods. For example 100g of Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt contains 6 mcg of Vitamin A. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the Vitamin A nutritional content.

For Yam, raw, which contains the highest amount of Vitamin A in 100 g, the amount of Vitamin A in a typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 150 g) is 10.5 mcg.This is 0.35 % of the recommended daily value.

The food with the highest Vitamin A content per typical serving is Yam, raw which contains 10.5 mcg in 1 cup, cubes (or 150 g).The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 0.35 %.

For each item listed below the serving size can be rescaled to show the nutritional breakdown as well as the Vitamin A content.

Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition breakdown for all foods containing Vitamin A which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutrition and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of foods high in Vitamin A




 

Yams Vitamin A Content per 100g

 
Vitamin A in 100g of 'yams', click a link for different servings.
1. Yam, raw - Vitamin A
  7 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g (0.23 %DV).
  For this serving the amount of Calories is 118 kcal per 100g(6 %DV cals).
  A typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 150g), Vitamin A nutritional content is 10.5 mcg (0.35 %DV).  Calories per serving are 177 kcal (9 %DV cals).
2. Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, without salt - Vitamin A
  6 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g (0.2 %DV).
  For this serving the amount of Calories is 116 kcal per 100g(6 %DV cals).
  A typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 136g), Vitamin A nutritional content is 8.16 mcg (0.27 %DV).  Calories per serving are 157.76 kcal (8 %DV cals).
  Other food servings - .5 cup, cubes (or 68g), Vitamin A content is 4.08 mcg (0.14 %DV).  Calories per serving are 78.88 kcal (4 %DV cals).
3. Yam, cooked, boiled, drained, or baked, with salt - Vitamin A
  6 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g (0.2 %DV).
  For this serving the amount of Calories is 114 kcal per 100g(6 %DV cals).
  A typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 136g), Vitamin A nutritional content is 8.16 mcg (0.27 %DV).  Calories per serving are 155.04 kcal (8 %DV cals).
  Other food servings - .5 cup, cubes (or 68g), Vitamin A content is 4.08 mcg (0.14 %DV).  Calories per serving are 77.52 kcal (4 %DV cals).
4. Mountain yam, hawaii, cooked, steamed, without salt - Vitamin A
  0 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g (0 %DV).
  For this serving the amount of Calories is 82 kcal per 100g(4 %DV cals).
  A typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 145g), Vitamin A nutritional content is 0 mcg (0 %DV).  Calories per serving are 118.9 kcal (6 %DV cals).
5. Mountain yam, hawaii, cooked, steamed, with salt - Vitamin A
  0 mcg of Vitamin A per 100g (0 %DV).
  For this serving the amount of Calories is 82 kcal per 100g(4 %DV cals).
  A typical serving of 1 cup, cubes (or 145g), Vitamin A nutritional content is 0 mcg (0 %DV).  Calories per serving are 118.9 kcal (6 %DV cals).




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Vitamin A and Nutrition Facts - Top 199 Foods

Fruits

a banana, an apple, an orange, a peach, apricots, butternut squash, lemon, grapes, watermelon, strawberries, green grapes, kiwi, blueberries, zucchini, figs, honeydew, eggplant, dates, olives, a pear, coconut, cranberries, pomegranate, a mango, pineapple, cherries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine, nectarines, raisins, plums, tomatoes, chili peppers, chilis, peppers, avocado, cucumber, summer squash, winter squash, papaya, prunes

Vegetables

leeks, turnip greens, swiss chard, mustard greens, fennel, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, green beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, sweet potato, a potato, carrots, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, celery, salad, mushrooms, potatoes, baked potato, onions, asparagus

Seafood

salmon, cod, sardines, shrimp, tuna, fish, tuna salad, halibut, sea bass, scallops

Drinks

coffee, apple juice, cranberry juice, red wine, skim milk, white wine, wine, milk, beer, alcohol, coke, soy milk, whole milk, prune juice, tea, a shake, coconut milk, orange juice

Nuts and Seeds

chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, nuts, almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts

Beans and Lentils

soybeans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, black beans, lima beans, navy beans, beets, beans, garbanzo beans

Meat

beef, steak, deer, bacon, chicken, fried chicken, turkey, turkey breast, chicken breast, meatloaf, ham, lamb, sausages

Fast Foods

french fries, pizza, a slice of pizza, hot dog, hamburger, a cheeseburger, a big mac

Dairy and Cheese

ricotta, yogurt, cottage cheese, an egg, egg whites, goats cheese, cheddar, cheddar cheese, cheese, hard boiled egg, feta cheese

Bread, Rice, Grains and Pasta

rye, millet, flaxseed, barley, buckwheat, whole wheat bread, a bagel, white bread, bread, quinoa, corn, spaghetti, rice, pasta, brown rice, white rice

Spreads, Sauces and Herbs

hummus, mayonnaise, butter, peanut butter, soy sauce, thyme, basil, rosemary, pepper, coriander, dill, parsley

Sweets, Desserts and Snacks

popcorn, chips, nachos, a granola bar, saltine crackers, cheesecake, jello, ice cream, doughnuts, chocolate

Breakfast Cereal

granola, cheerios, oatmeal

Miscellaneous

spirulina, honey, sugar, brown sugar, tofu, olive oil, garlic, tempeh, oats