Yam also called Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius and Suran in Hindi grows in Africa and Asia and can weigh as much as 30 lbs… and has many great health benefits. With a flesh that looks like sweet potatoes this yam also has a wonderful flavour. The large tuber resembles an elephant foot thus the name “Elephant Foot Yam“.
Benefits of Elephant Foot Yams
Elephant Foot Yams contain a large amount of protein making them great as a staple food.
In Ayurvedic Medicine this yam is well known for helping with asthma and bronchitis.
Elephant Foot Yams contain lots of great fiber that creates a wonderful home for probiotic bacteria thus helping to boost your immune system and prevent colon cancer. Also it contains diosgenin… which is being researched for treatment and prevention of cancer.
Elephant Foot Yams also contain large amounts of carbs that are important for vital energy and sustenance such as potatoes.
Lower Blood Sugar
Eating this yam for 90 days lowers a blood sugar levels and lowers the amount of insulin or blood sugar lowering drugs a person needs
Elephant Foot Yams lower bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.