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Purple Yam “Ube”

 

Purple Yam “Ube” The purple yam also known as “Ube” here in the Philippines it is a versatile vegetable. It can be barbecued, roasted, fried, grilled, boiled, baked, smoked and when grated it is processed into a dessert recipe. The vegetable has a rough skin which is difficult to peel, but which softens after heating. The skins vary in color from dark brown to light pink. The majority of the vegetable is composed of a much softer substance known as the “meat”. This substance ranges in color from white or yellow to purple or pink in mature yams. Some varieties of these tubers can be stored up to six months without refrigeration.

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I got this beautiful purple yam from Nanay Mila, my parents grow different root crops, vegetables and fruit trees on their small farm in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental.  How lucky I am to have different FREE and FRESH crops every month, thanks to my parents who loved to grow anything  in the farm 🙂

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Here in the Philippines, the purple yam “ube”, is eaten as a sweetened dessert a popular Filipino delicacy called “ube halaya”.

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And it is also used as an ingredient in many Filipino desserts, such halo-halo, ube chiffon cake, ube ensaymada, ube hopia, ube tart, ube shake, ube flavoured puto and so on.

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It is also used as a popular ingredient for ice cream.

ube powder

Ube can be bought either raw, frozen, powdered and in essence or extract form.

ube extract

Ube is available in local markets and many leading supermarkets as well.



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About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL.Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!

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12 comments

  1. I will try this 🙂 thanks for the procedure 🙂

  2. I LOVE Ube..thanks for the recipe!

  3. Another favorite dessert of ours, nakakapagod lang maghalo.

  4. Thanks for this info 🙂

  5. sherry ann gole cruz

    now i know how to make this,thank you

  6. I love halayang ube. I just buy it from a grocery store because it takes a lot of time and energy cooking it

  7. What a wonderful preparation! Full of wonderful vitamins and minerals! Thank you for showing us how to do this!

  8. Hmmm Ube Halaya our Traditional desserts for Brgy fiesta really i love it!

  9. Sheryl An Mungcal

    every Christmas my grandmother always prepare ube halaya for us,.

  10. Wow, thanks for this. i really love ube halaya, and this post is very helpful!

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