Even if you haven’t heard of ube (pronounced “OO-beh”), you’ve probably seen pictures of desserts made with this brilliant purple yam.
The ube really does look almost too pretty to be food, doesn’t it?.
While there is often confusion between sweet potatoes and true yams, the ube is most definitively a yam, and its sweet flavor is a most welcome addition to a variety of foods.

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The History of Ube

According to Botanical Online, the origin of the ube—or dioscorea alata—is somewhat murky. Since there are over 600 species of yam, and many of them are… more


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