ELEPHANT YAM HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITITON FACTS

Posted in YAM HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

 

Nutrition data

All figures below are expressed per 136g cup g  edible portion.

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

Energy (Calories)

158  Cal Kcals/Calories

Water

9504

Protein

2g

Fat

0.2g

Carbohydrates

37g

Starch

~

Sugar

1g

Fibre

5g

Alcohol

~

Saturated fatty acids

0.0g

Polyunsaturated fatty acids

0.0g

Trans fatty acids

~

Cholesterol

0g

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

19.0

Retinol Equivalent

~

Vitamin D

~

Vitamin E

0.5mg

Vitamin K1

3.1mcg

Thiamin

0.1 mg

Riboflavin

0.0mg

Niacin

0.8 mg

Niacin Equivalent

~

Vitamin B6

0.3 mg

Vitamin B12

0.0 mcg

Folate

21.8 mcg

Pantothenate

0.4 mg

Biotin

~

Vitamin C

~

MINERALS

Sodium

10.9mg

Potassium

911mg

Calcium

19.0 mg

Magnesium

24.5 mg

Phosphorus

66.6 mg

Iron

0.7 mg

Copper

0.2 mg

Zinc

0.3 mg

Chloride

~

Manganese

0.5 mg

Selenium

1.0 mcg

Iodine

~

 Health benefits of  Elephant Yam

ü  The cooling effect of yam can be a cure for Hypertension.

ü  Yam is dried and often used as a treatment for piles and dysentery..

ü  Yam helps to reduce cholesterol levels in blood. So it can be used as slimming food because it lowers cholesterol levels and promotes weight loss and also has a high concentration of key minerals.

ü  Yam can even act as an anticoagulant.

ü  Elephant foot yam can be safely consumed by diabetic people.

ü  Elephant foot yam helps to maintain the hormonal balance by increasing the estrogen level in women. It can relieve the women from pre-menstrual syndrome as well.

ü  Hemorrhoids patients are also prescribed to have elephant yam.

ü  Powerful antioxidant Vitamin C is present which delays aging.

ü  It is also provided as a medicine for treatment to patients suffering from acute rheumatism.

ü  Irregular bowel movements and constipation can also be cured by consuming yam.Yam reduces muscle spasms.

ELEPHANT YAM RECIPES

 

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