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Monday, March 19, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Suran yam Nutritional Benefits

 

Suran yam Nutritional Benefits:

Suran yam or otherwise called as Elephant yam and it is one of the
popular vegetable and it is being used in many of the delicious Indian
cuisines, recipes and dishes. Elephant yam is originated from Southeast
Asia and it is grown and found all over the world including Malaysia,
Phillipines, Indonesia, and it is very popular and edible vegetable in
India, and in the States of Maharastra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, and
Tamil Nadu. Suran yam Scientifically called as Amorphophallus
Paeoniifolius.

The elephant yam is an edible tuber that looks like elephant foot and it
is very popular edible vegetable in Asia, Africa and United States of
America. The Suran Yam is enriched with carbohydrates, essential
proteins, and high content of dietary fiber. It comprises of minerals
namely zinc, copper, selenium, phosphorous, potassium, and magnesium,
and it is termed as slimming food due to the presence of rich content of
dietary fiber, it aids to weight loss.

Suran yam Nutritional Benefits include; as suran yam is good source of
fiber, it lowers cholesterol and helps to lose weight. It prevents
clotting of blood due to the presence of anticoagulant properties. It is
considered as one of the good food source for diabetic patients, because
the glycemic index of suran yam is very low. Due to the presence of
Vitamin B6 and B complex constituents, it helps to increase the levels
of estrogen hormone in women and provides relief from premenstrual
syndrome. It regulates bowel movement and prevents constipation and
improves metabolism due to the presence carbohydrates and fiber.
Elephant yam is very well used for the treatment of piles. It provides
relief from hypertension as it produces cooling effect to the body.

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