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24 Jul 2016

Purple Yam

The Ratalu purple yam is also known as Violet yam, Hiaaya, Uhi, kand and Indian purple yam. It is a root vegetable and a member of the Dioscoreaceae family. The yam is essentially the tuber part of the plant, most often storing nutrients and energy in the form of carbohydrates and water, which sustains the plant's growth and ability to survive adverse conditions.

 Ube yams have the distinction of having of a purple or lavender color. In the Philippines, the natural sweetness of the ube yam is often used in desserts such as cakes, pastries and ice cream. Also called purple yam, the ube yam appears in cuisines around the world.

24 Jul 2016

Mango Ginger

Amba Haldi has a distinct flavor, very pleasing though delicate Amba Haldi is pleasantly mild and does not have a sharp bite. has the smell and taste of a raw mango. I must say its a terrific combo of flavors Its flesh is a lighter color than common turmeric.

22 Jul 2015

Elephant Yam

The elephant yam can be described as an edible tuber, which is one of the most widely consumed food crops, mainly in the tropical regions. This tuber is called elephant yam because the plant that it is derived from is quite huge and resembles the foot of an elephant to a great extent. 

Yam - The Powerhouse of Nutrients

Yams contain high carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and dietary fibers. They are known to help the digestive system, being high in fiber, can be used for weight loss because of this, but have also other known benefits. They help reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol) and are thus good for heart health. They are effective against hypertension, apparently also have anti-ageing properties and help maintain the hormonal balance in women. Moreover, they are even credited with increasing the production of red blood cells.

22 Jul 2015

Red Radish

Radishes are popular vegetables, valued for their distinctive flavor and crunchy texture. How many types of radishes are there? The number of different types of radishes is nearly endless, but radishes can be spicy or mild, round or oblong, big or small, with radish varieties available in colors ranging from reddish-purple to rosy pink, black, pure white or even green.

We at Evergreen Organics cultivate two of the common Radish Types:

Cherry Belle – This round, red radish is a common variety often found in your local supermarket. It is delicious in salads.

Daikon Long White – Daikon are huge radishes that can reach lengths of 18 inches, measuring 3 inches in diameter.