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Old 04-07-2012, 02:52   #1
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I just had my supper and one of the curries was made with Elephant Yam. In Hindi Elephant Yam (or Elephant Foot Yam) is called sooran and in my mother tongue it is chena. Here are two web sites that give a little more information about sooran - one and two.

Here is a recipe for a sooran curry. The curry I had today was cooked slightly differently than described in the online recipe. One difference was that we used coconut oil instead of "vegetable oil" mentioned in the online recipe.

I am not very sure about the macro nutrient composition of sooran but it is likely to be carbohydrate rich like most tasty eatables in the world. But its glycemic index (or glycemic load or whatever) is likely to be low because it does not raise my BG significantly.


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Rad, I found that the Konjac noodles or Shiratake Noodles are also made from a part of a Elephant yam, too. I know with those my bgs always go down. I will have to look around for it.

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Elephant yam is good for diabetic people, it has very high omega 3 fatty acids and help to increase good cholesterol.

Glycemic index of yams is on the lower side so it benefits people who are suffering from diabetes.

Except that it is also known a slimming food, give relief in piles, irregular bowel movements & treat constipation

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