Elephant Yam / Yam / Elephant Apple

Scientific Name :

Amorphophallus Paeoniifolius

Medicinal Value :

Promotes weight loss and reduces the levels of cholesterol in the body.The consumption of elephant yams is good for women, as it increases the estrogen levels in their body.

Nutrient Value :

Rich in copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. The fiber content in elephant yam is naturally high

Culinery and Other Values :

Highest consumption of the elephant yam is in Africa, and some Asian countries like India. In India, a variety of dishes are made with yam like kandagadda pulusu (Yam cooked in tamarind sauce), yam fry or chips.

Glossary :

  • English : Elephant Yam / Yam / Elephant Apple
  • Tamil : Senai Kilangu / Karunai Kilangu / Kayavalli / Senai
  • Malayalam : Chena
  • Telugu : Pullakanda / Surai Kanda / Thiya Kandha /Gunapendalamu
  • Kannada : Suvarna Gadde / Choorna Gedde / Mudi Genasu / Toona Genasu
  • Hindi : Suran / Kanda /Chupri-Aloo / Zinli Kand / Kham-Aloo
  • Bengali : Kham Aloo / Ol / Kochu / Chupri-Aloo / Zinli Kand
  • Gujarati : Suran
  • Konkani : Soornu / Schoorn
  • Marathi : Suran / Kona
  • Oriya : Deshi Alu / Olua / Khambo-Aloo
  • Punjabi : Zamin Kanda / Kniss
  • Tulu : Sorna