Also known as: Suran, Jimikand, Suvarna gedde, Senai kizhangu, Kanda gadda
Description: Elephant yam is a tuber used as a vegetable. The plant from which this tuber is derived is huge, like a foot of an elephant, hence the name elephant yam.
Commonly used in: Yam is used in curries, side dishes and other savouries.
Health Benefits: Elephant yam is a good source of minerals, proteins and vitamins. It has high fiber content which helps reduce weight and lower cholesterol levels. It's also good for diabetics and those suffering from piles. It has a cooling effect on the body.