Elephant Yam / Yam / Elephant Apple

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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

 

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