One of the most distinctive foods in the world is purple yam also known as ube. The purple hue is beautiful and intriguing. Purple yam is a root vegetable similar to sweet potato, which means it isn’t a fruit. Dioscorea Alata is the scientific name for purple yam. It comes from Southeast Asia and is eaten all around the world today.
Purple yam is a must-have in Filipino cooking. The purple hue adds a unique tone to even the most mundane meal. Like sweet potato, purple yam features a pleasant mild sweetness.
Purple yam can be used in all types of desserts. Ube halaya is a well-known purple yam dessert.