Ube | Purple Yam

Ube (dioscorea alata), also known as purple yam, is often mistaken for its more mainstream counterparts, like taro and Okinawa sweet potato.

Ube, characteristic of violet hue, touts a subtle sweetness that’s arguably most appreciated in the Philippines. Ube predominantly makes its way onto the Filipino dining table by way of desserts, including ube halaya, a type of jelly. The grated yam is then placed in melted butter, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
Ube | Purple Yam

Yam, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 494 kJ (118 kcal)
27.9 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Dietary fiber 4.1 g
0.17 g
1.5 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(1%)
7 μg
Thiamine (B1)
(10%)
0.112 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
(3%)
0.032 mg
Niacin (B3)
(4%)
0.552 mg
(6%)
0.314 mg
Vitamin B6
(23%)
0.293 mg
Folate (B9)
(6%)
23 μg
Vitamin C
(21%)
17.1 mg
Vitamin E
(2%)
0.35 mg
Vitamin K
(2%)
2.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium
(2%)
17 mg
Iron
(4%)
0.54 mg
Magnesium
(6%)
21 mg
Manganese
(19%)
0.397 mg
Phosphorus
(8%)
55 mg
Potassium
(17%)
816 mg
Zinc
(3%)
0.24 mg

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