About Yam Flour


Yam flour is derived from yam and contains essential nutrients that are beneficial to us. Locally, it is known as “Elubo”, the yam flour, and "Amala" which is a popular dish made from flour and is loved by many who eat it irrespective of the type of soup used. Yam flour is better in many areas when compared with its counterparts and is recommended by some medical experts to serve as a substitute due to its rich health benefits.

Yam flour usually contains 100 calories per serving. Yam flour is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, manganese, and copper. This is the best antioxidant ingredient for various recipes. It also contains a smaller amount of protein and fat. A little amount of sodium and sugar make it a cholesterol-free ingredient for baking. 

Yam flour has good effects on human health and physic. The presence of dietary fiber in yam flour helps to reduce low-density lipoproteins. Yam flour is a good meal for diabetic patients due to its low glycemic index, thus won’t cause a rapid rise in blood glucose levels of diabetes patients.