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Which area of Spain is it typical?

Autonomous region:
Canary Islands

Canarias


Description

In the Canary Islands this plant, with the scientific name Colocasia Esculenta, whose fruit is a tuber similar to the potato, is known as "ñame".

It is a product of North African origin which arrived in the islands at the hands of travellers. Compared with other crops, the yam does not need intensive care, it just needs a large quantity of water. Yams are rich in carbohydrates. They contain proteins and a considerable amount of vitamin C. Traditionally appreciated for their flavour and for being a rare product, they are usually eaten boiled, roasted or in purée.

More information

Product information

Type of product:
Vegetables

Season:
All year round.

Origin:
The island in the Canary archipelago with the largest area dedicated to growing yams is the island of La eaten, especially in the municipalities of San Andrés, Sauces and Barlovento.

To drink with it:
Depends on the other components of the dish. Generally reds, when it forms part of a stew.

Nutritional information

Energy:
Medio

Cholesterol:
0

Comments:
Rich in Carbohydrates.




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