Vegetable yam is a very nutritional delicacy usually prepared with a green vegetable known as Amaranthus Caudatus Viridis.
This vegetable belongs to the family of Amaranthaceae, genus of Amaranthus, specie of caudatus and cultivar Viridis.
Several species of this green vegetable are often regarded as weeds however people all over the world regard it as edible vegetable for various recipes.
It is highly rich in energy, protein, Vitamin B6, B12, C, E, Thiamine, fat, carbohydrate and other trace metals.
Various studies agree that amaranthus seeds or vegetables may be of benefit for those suffering from hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
It is highly recommended for regular consumption as it greatly reduces cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
It's ability to lower cholesterol is as a result of its constituent of plant squalene and stanols.
When cooked with yam, it is a very delicious delicacy and highly recommendable especially for growing children.