- The Fufu: is a traditional dish made with yam Ghanaian cuisine, typical in Africa. The yam is cooked and pounded in a wooden mortar, resulting in a thick paste called "fufu". This is a staple of the native populations.
- In the Philippines, the purple yam ( called ube) is cooked with sugar resulting in a kind of jam called ube halaya. This variety of yam is also used to make desserts, cakes, etc., Providing an attractive purple.
- In Maharashtra state of India, yam chips are consumed during religious meals. Not far away, in another province of India, in Gujarati, they prepare Undhiyu, a dish of roasted seasonal vegetables (green beans, yams and green bananas) cooked with curry sauce and coconut milk.
- In the Colombian Caribbean coast we find mote of cheese, a typical regional soup made with garlic, onions, yams, cheese and lemon juice. In some regions, it is also prepared with coconut milk.
Products made from yam
- Yam flour: It is produced from strips or pieces of dry yam. This is a product that can be reconstituted with boiling water. The paste form is called dark or Amale Elubo, and does not have as good properties as fufu. It is prepared traditionally in villages, often made from the tubers damaged or unfit for trade. In Ghana, yam flour is called kokonte.
- Instant yam: It is yam flour precooked that is rapidly reconstituted to form the traditional pounded yam or fufu. However, this food has not been well accepted by consumers, who consider it of an and inferior quality taste than the authentic fufu. In Nigeria, the resulting reconstituted product is called poundo .
- Fried Yam: A usual preparation in Puerto Rico, consisting of frying yam as chips.
Other uses of Yam
- Drugs: only wild species and two cultivated species of yam (D. Composite and D. floribunda) are rich in steroid saponins, which, processed through laboratory , are converted into raw material for manufacturing oral contraceptives, hormones and cortisone.
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