The yam has several nutritional properties, besides of exerting diverse functions in the organism, such as:
- Source of complex carbohydrates, which regulates the steady rise in blood sugar levels.
- Good functioning of the intestine, due to minerals, vitamins and fibers;
- Strengthening of the immune system, because it contains several vitamins and minerals, mostly vitamin C.
- Weightloss: because it is rich in fiber, which provides satiation, and by having substances with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action that help in eliminating toxins from the body, improving its functioning and favoring the elimination of fat (when associated with physical activity).
Nutritional Values (100g)
|Total lipid (fat) (g)||0.17|
|Sugars, total (g)||0.50|
|Vitamin C (mg)||17.1|