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)

Energy (Kcal)118
Protein (g)1.53
Total lipid (fat) (g)0.17
Carbohydrate (g)27.88
Fiber (g)4.10
Sugars, total (g)0.50
Calcium (mg)17
Iron (mg)0.54
Magnesium (mg)21
Phosphorus (mg)55
Potassium (mg)816
Zinc (mg)0.24
Vitamin C (mg)17.1