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Elephant Foot Yam (Suran)

Elephant Foot Yam is a starchy edible tuber of the plant, produced and consumed mainly in the temperate and tropical regions of the world.

More About Elephant Foot Yam

Elephant yam is native to Africa, Asia and the Americas. It has rough skin very difficult to peel and skin colour varies from dark brown to light pink. Suran vegetable is also the source of various medicines. Because of various natural substances, it is believed that yam elephant foot vegetables can cause illness if consumed raw. In India Yam is boiled and mashed into chutney, prepared into sabzi and deep-fried.

Nutritional Facts

100 gram of raw Elephant Foot Yam contains:

  • Carbohydrates: 27.9g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1g
  •  Protein: 1.5g
  • Fat: 0-17g

It is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin k, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Zinc.

Health Benefits of Suran vegetable

  • Elephant yam helps in restoring hormonal balance and relieving symptoms of premenstrual disorder.
  • Rich in Potassium, a Suran vegetable promotes better cognitive functioning.
  •  The high amount of iron helps in the production of red blood cells and treats anaemia.
  • Elephant foot vegetable contains minerals that can help relieve morning sickness and keep bones strong during pregnancy.
  • Packed with fibre, good for digestive systems.


Uncooked Elephant Foot Yam should not be kept in the fridge. They should be stored loose and not in a plastic bag. It can be stored in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place where it will keep fresh for up to 10 days.

Other Information

Country of Origin: India

Sourced and marketed by: Pureroot

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