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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.

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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: Average
  • Cholesterol: 0
  • Comments: Rich in Carbohydrates.

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