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Dioscorea alata is a species of yam commonly referred to as purple yam (or as Rasavelli in the Tamil language) and is native to Jaffna, Sri Lanka


  • Highly nutritious
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • May help manage blood sugar.
  • May help lower blood pressure.

One cup (100 grams) of cooked purple yam provides the following

  • Calories: 140
  • Carbs: 27 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 0.1 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Sodium: 0.83% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Potassium: 13.5% of the DV
  • Calcium: 2% of the DV
  • Iron: 4% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 40% of the DV
  • Vitamin A: 4% of the DV

Our dehydrated purple yam powder is slightly sweet and can be made into a porridge or added to your smoothies or oatmeal! Alternatively, it can be used for a vibrant dash of purple colour in your desserts!

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