Yam has dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as high levels of vitamin A, C, E, vitamin B6, and folate. Yam also contains magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, and copper. The high level of dietary fiber found in taro root makes it very important for gastrointestinal health. The high levels of vitamin A, C, and various other phenolic antioxidants found in the taro root can boost our immune system and can help eliminate dangerous free radicals from our system
Yam can be eaten in many ways – mashed, simmered, fried, boiled, or roasted. Yam is toxic when eaten raw, so be sure to cook them fully before consumption.