Yam is a common ingredient of global cuisines and diets, as it has been for thousands of years. In fact, yam is considered one of the first cultivated plants in human history. It is believed to be native to Southeast Asia and southern India. Yam typically grows for six to ten months and is dormant for two to four months, depending on the species.
It is rich in starch, gluten free and can be prepared in many ways. It is available all year round, unlike other, seasonal crops.
- Helps improve skin health
- Strengthens immune system
- Lowers risk of diabetes
- Reduces risk of lung and oral cancer
- Prevents excess gas, bloating and constipation
- Relieves stress and pressure on blood vessels