Ube


Ube

Taxobox
name = Ube (Purple Yam)



regnum = Plantae
phylum = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Dioscoreales
familia = Dioscoreaceae
genus = "Dioscorea"
species = "D. alata"
binomial = "Dioscorea alata"
binomial_authority = L.

Ube (or "ubi") is the Filipino word for "purple yam" ("Dioscorea alata"). It contains pigments that gives its violet color.

In India, this vegetable is known as "ratalu" or "Kand" or "violet yam" or the "Moraga Surprise". In other parts of the Malay world, the word "ubi" refers to any yam or tuber. In Tonga: "okinaufi" (and is considered there as a royal food), in Hawaiokinai: "uhi", in Tahiti: "ufi". In the Philippines, ube is cooked with sugar and eaten as a sweetened dessert or jam called "ube halaya" which is a bright violet color. Ube is also an ingredient in the fruity dessert "halo halo", another popular Filipino dessert.

In botany, this species is also known by the names "water yam" and "winged yam."

History

Ube is now used in a variety of desserts, as well as a flavor for ice cream, milk, Swiss rolls, tarts, cookies, cakes, and other pastries. Ube also sometimes is used in the Philippines to denote the colour purple or violet.

References

*ITIS|ID=43372|taxon=Dioscorea alata|year=2006|date=18 February

ee also

*Hopia, a Filipino pastry

External links

* [http://www.asiafood.org/glossary_1.cfm?alpha=Y&wordid=3184&startno=1&endno=25 Asia Food Glossary Page]


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