Because of its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines it can be raised as a cash crop.
Foot yam. Elephant foot yam is a tropical tuber crop grown for its round corm. The tubers weigh almost 30 lbs and have many health benefits. The stems can be 1 to 2 meters tall. The scientific name of elephant yam is amorphophallus paeoniifolius.
It is a tuber plant used for several purposes including regular cooking. Elephant foot yam physical description while opinions vary the edible portion of the elephant foot yam may be the largest and heaviest of any plant on earth. Since the yams large tuber resembles an elephant foot thus the name elephant foot yam. Steps for elephant foot yam recipe soak the yam for 3 5 minutes in the warm water with salt and turmeric powder to prevent itching.
It is used in several medical disciplines like ayurveda siddha and unani. Cut the yam into slices. Elephant foot yam or suran is one of the most efficient medicinal plants. However some specimens weigh nearly 3 times as much.
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum is a tropical tuber crop grown primarily in africa south asia southeast asia and the tropical pacific islands.