Learn And Earn Contest 8

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From my little encounter with many people around me, we eat various foods we know little or nothing about what such foods look like in its raw state. Today's post we help me ascertain how much the participants know about what they eat.


The requirements are...
Identify the English and botanical names of the plant below ( you can include the native name in your language)

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  • Write any relevant thing about the Plant In your comment.

  • The Contest ends When The Right Answer Is Provided.

  • Prize is 1.5SBDs, but I may change my mind if I see some nice entries about the plant. Do a little research. Get creative😀

  • Please back up your answer with a picture evidence from anywhere if possible.

  • If no one gets the answer after 24hours of this post, the answer may be featured on tuesday.

I hope you can get the image clearly.

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Hint: The plant Can Be processed to Flour.


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English name: YAM
Botanical name: Dioscorea spp.
Varieties: white yam- Dioscorea rotunda
Yellow yam- Dioscorea cayenensis
Water yam- Dioscorea alata
Chinese yam- Dioscorea esculents
Aeriel yam- Dioscorea bulbifera
Trifolia yam- Dioscorea dumentorium
Yam is a very essential food in my region, that we throw a feast called "new yam festival". Thats how important these food is to my people........in my language we called it " ji".


Congratulations @alexmalone. You are the second runner up


You are welcome boss

This is yam stem it produce an edible food called yam
In my language we call it ji

Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.

Yams are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in many temperate and tropical world regions.

The tubers themselves are also called "yams"

We cannot mention food crops in Nigeria without naming yam, Nigeria produces yam commercially and in great quantity, yet it is also one of the highest consumers of it because it forms parts of most of the Nigerian delicacies and has nutritional values which provides the body with the needed nutrients.

It is one of the staples foods in Nigeria and also highly consumed not just because it is an energy giving food but because it is delicious and can be prepared in different ways.

Yam is mostly cooked through boiling and eaten with sauce, vegetable, palm oil and much more depending on one's choice, it can be cooked porridge, fried and served with pap (Akamu), it can also be sliced into chips, roasted or pounded to be eaten with soup and lots more.

When it comes to food, Yam is one of the food crops that can be used in different ways and still taste delicious and in industries, it can be processed into flour for baking and confectionary.

Yam has a high percentage of carbohydrates which makes it a good source of energy, the presence of dietary fibre in yam aids in digestion and prevents any form of constipation.



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@emjoe thanks for the reward

Common name: White yam, yam
Scientific name: Dioscorea alata
Family: Dioscoreaceae

Yam. The yam is an herbaceous and edible plant that makes up the genus Dioscorea, of the family of the Discoreáceas (Dioscoreaceae), original and common tropical and subtropical regions around the world is a climbing herb of dioecious flowers. Some 180 species of dioscores are known, typical of warm countries. All are perennial herbs, with hairless stems, fickle that can reach large dimensions; with roots or fleshy rhizomes, sometimes very thick, which constitute underground tubers of high nutritional value.

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English Name:Yam
botanical Name:Dioscorea
native name:Udia
Yams are rich carbohydrate, and therefore a good source of energy.
It is a plant is a perennial crop and there are over 500 species of yam but just few a of them worth of commercial importance. the most common specie are:
Dioscorea rotundata (white yam)
Dioscorea alata (yellow yam)
Dioscorea bulbifera (aerial potato)
Dioscorea opposita (Chinese yam)
Dioscorea esculenta (Southeast Asian yam)
Dioscorea dumenterum (trifoliate).

Base on research West African is the largest producers of yam in the world with Nigeria leading by over 70% of the production.

Health Benefits

  1. It is a good source of energy
  2. It is rich in fiber
  3. Yam has been used as a traditional medicine in countries China, Korea and Japan.
  4. It is a good source of minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, folic acid, riboflavin, and niacin.

Congratulations @christyanthony. Your entry came late but every nice answer wins in my contest. You will be rewarded for participation.


Thank you @emjoe for the reward!!

Well friends, I hope you like it a lot

Yams are rich carbohydrates and, therefore, a good source of energy Vitamin and Potato.
It is a plant is a crop and there are more than 400 species of yam, but only a few of them have commercial importance. The most common species are:
Yam white
Yam yellow
Chinese yam
Yam from Southeast Asia

Here I leave you as it is already the yam when it is tender and done

This is when it's done ready to eat

This is when he is tender ..



Thanks for coming around @cokra although your entry is late. You will be rewarded for participating.

nice post. and great idea for all. useful blog#emjoe


Thanks @gautamlike. It will be nice if you could participate on subsequent ones. Thanks for coming around

this is my entrance thank you for this contest so we can appreciate more our plants and vegetation




Thanks for coming around. Please read the contest rules well before participting next time.