Purple Yam Ube is Also known as White Skin Purple flesh sweet potatoes is prized for it's naturally occurring purple flesh that is sweeter than any other species of potatoes. It has gained popularity because of the following benefits.
Benefits of Purple Yam
1. * Highly Nutritious *
Purple yams are starchy root vegetables that are rich in carbs, potassium, vitamin C, and phytonutrients, all of which are important for maintaining good health.
2. * Rich in Antioxidants*
Purple yams are a great source of anthocyanins and vitamin C, both of which are powerful antioxidants. They have been shown to protect against cell damage and cancer.
3. *May Help Manage Blood Sugar *
The flavonoids in purple yams may help promote blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. Also, purple yams have a low glycemic index, which can help prevent blood sugar spikes.
4. *May Help Lower Blood Pressure*
Lab research has demonstrated the impressive blood-pressure-lowering effects of antioxidant-rich purple yam extracts. Still, more human studies are needed.
5. *May Improve Symptoms of Asthma*
Antioxidants like vitamins A and C in purple yams may help reduce the risk and symptoms of asthma.
6. *Promotes Gut Health*
The resistant starch in yams helps increase the growth of Bifidobacteria, which are healthy bacteria that play a vital role in maintaining your gut health.
7. *Very Versatile*
Purple yams can be converted into various forms, making them one of the most versatile vegetables in the world.