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Cocoyam and Yam

Cocoyam and Yam

Cocoyam is a tropical starchy tuberous root crop. There are many varieties of cocoyam but the most common are the soft variety used mainly as soup thickeners (such as in bitter leaf or ohs soup) and the yam-like variety that can be boiled in a short time and eaten with sauce. 100 g provides 112 calories. Their calorie mainly comes from complex carbohydrates. However, the roots are very low in fats and protein than in cereals and pulses. cocoy

It’s gluten free and high in fibre (100g contains 4.1g of fibre) and contains vitamins and minerals. Low in fat&sodium, Its low in GI and good for weight loss. Be careful not all cocoyam can be eaten like that. Ask the sellers which is can be eaten as yam, some are very itchy in the mouth. You can make porridge with it, eat with sauce or baked. Ask for edible cocoyam, I didn’t send you to eat all type oooooooo


Yam : Yam is a starchy complex carbohydrate such as sweet potatoes, oatmeals, whole grains etc. 100g contains 118 calories, 27.9g carb,4.3g fiber, 0.17g fat and 1.5g protein. A serving is the size of your palm. If you must eat pounded yam, measure before pounding or take your palm size after pounding.   Moderation is the key


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