Water Yam / Purple Yam
Rarely Produced seeds From a flower--- NOT TUbers
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Vivid violet to purple tubers are the namesake of this plant. The yams are mainly used in desserts and ice cream flavors in addition to a wide variety of pastries. Plants should be grown in containers to prevent spreading to undesired locations. This large herbaceous perennial vine has purplish stem color and bright green heart shaped leaves. Tubers can be mashed, boiled fried or roasted. Harvest time: 7-12 Months from planting
1. This plant has been in use since ancient times
2. There are 118 calories per 100 grams (3.5oz) of yam
3. Yams are not related to sweet potatoes