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Purple Yam - Dioscorea alata

Purple Yam

Dioscorea alata

Powdered Tuber ~ 100g ~ Glass Jar ~ $130nt


DESCRIPTION:

Dioscorea , true yams, are often confused with sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) which are morning glories. These true yams are the most magnificent shade of purple around. The plant forms a large edible tuber which can be eaten as a cooked vegetable or used as a food coloring. The purple yam is used in many dishes, especially in east Asia, and is sometimes used in textile dyes.

BOTANICAL NAME:

Dioscorea alata L.

FAMILY: Dioscoreaceae

INGREDIENTS:

Purple yam tuber

CUISINE TYPES:

Dye

FLAVOR:

Yam

AVAILABILITY:

Inquire

PRODUCTION STYLE:

Grown on a polyculture farm without spray. Hand harvested and machine dried.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Taiwan, Taidong.

EST. SHELF LIFE:

2 Years

RELATED INFO:

SHIPPING METHODS:

Taiwan Shipping: 1-3 Day Postal Service, Black Cat and 7-11. Next day refrigerated and frozen delivery available door-to-door or to 7-11.

International Shipping Options: Postal Service (1-3 week air mail), EMS, Courier (DHL & FedEx), Air Freight (wholesale). Fresh produce unavailable outside of Taiwan.

Please see our Ordering Information Page for more information.

PACKAGING TYPES:

Package Options

Net Weight

Gross Weight

Volume

Dimensions

Glass Jar (Small)

g ±

+125g ±

130ml

7.6H x 5.3L x 5.3W (cm)

Bag / Wrapped: 1kg

1,050g ±

1,070g ±

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