Pounded yam which is also known as Iyan in some places, is a yam recipe which is produced through the process of boiling the yam, pounding it with the use of a mortar and pestle until it stretched like a dough.
Yam is a good source of carbohydrate, it contains 356.25 calories, 80kg carbohydrates, 0.8g fat and 7g proteins per 100g. It is beneficial for those that want to gain weight and can be taken with any type of soup.
Yam is a carbohydrate-rich, staple tuber vegetable, with many therapeutic properties.
Being a good source of complex carbohydrates, consuming yam promotes energy in the body.
Yams’ complex carbohydrates and fiber make them ideal food for those that want to control their blood Sugar, reduce elevated cholesterol, especially bad cholesterol levels as fiber binds the bad cholesterol in the intestines and is then eliminated through the feces.
The high fiber content of yam also makes it ideal for those that want to achieve ideal body weight and also control constipation.
Note: Yams are a good source of vitamin C – 27% of the daily value for fighting infections such as colds and flu and quick wound healing, anti-aging, strong bones, and healthy immune function. It also provides good amounts of fiber, potassium, manganese, and metabolic B vitamins.
Yam is a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Eating yam is therefore ideal for preventing hypertension
Yam is a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like vitamin B6. High intake of vitamin B6 has also been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Vitamin C in yam has some important roles in anti-aging, immune function, wound healing, and bone growth.
Eating natural foods like yams, therefore, is a primary way of promoting good health and healing in your body.