If you like french fries then you'll love these organic fries, absolutely delicious— and I mean delicious! And by using an air frier one can use little or no oil at all. Air friers are very new, but do a great job of making delicious healthy food which is low in calories and maintains all the good nutrition. And of course, one can also substitute organic potatoes for this recipe. But Chinese Wild Yams are full of great nutrition and can be found at Asian and Latin Markets. Remember Chinese Wild Yams are large, I've seen them as large as 20 pounds and that's a lot of fries.
1 - Large Organic Chinese Wild Yam - also known as Name' in Latin Markets.
Spray Organic Olive Oil - Use Very Little
Just a little bit of salt
Take the Chinese Wild Yam and cut it into french fry strips. One can buy french fry making devices that cut perfect french fries that are very inexpensive. Then just spray a little bit of organic olive oil on the strips and mix well. Use as little as possible of the oil because it adds more calories to the fries— Just a little bit of oil is all that's needed.
Then place the raw fries in your air frier and set at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. At the end of 10 minutes remove from the air frier and pour onto a plate and move them around so they will brown on the other side. Then return to the air frier for another 10 minutes. When they are nice and golden brown all over they are done.
Add a little bit of salt and let cool and serve.
I have to say I love my air frier, and there are so many great healthy recipes for using an air frier. Basically, it just browns the outside of a food and makes them crispy— a convection oven can also be used.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite recipes!
Health Benefits of Organic Chinese Wild Yams or Name'
Chinese Wild Yam, Cinnamon Vine, and also known as Name' grows in the US, Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Asia, and other countries in moist loamy soils that produces a very large tuber that is very nutritious and has many health benefits, and have a slightly nutty flavor and light texture and can be used just like potatoes but with many more health benefits.
Sometimes called "Name" (pronounced Nam-A), these tubers can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 20 lbs. These tubers are used for food and are full of vitamin C, DHEA, trace minerals, glutamine, mucilage, fiber, protein, and enzymes such as amylase.
Lower Cholesterol – Chinese Wild Yams are full of DHEA which is a natural steroid that the body produces and works wonders for lowering bad cholesterol or LDL levels, triglycerides, and increases HDL or good cholesterol, helps with obesity, and slows the aging process.
Powerful Antioxidants – Plus Chinese Wild Yams are full of powerful antioxidants that help the body boost the immune system and fight off cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer.
Lower Blood Pressure and Heal Kidney and Liver Disease – And studies show that Chinese Wild Yam or Cinnamon Vine Tuber can lower blood pressure. And in more studies, this great tasting yam worked well for preventing and healing liver and kidney disease. That's why in Traditional Chinese Medicine wild yam is well known for healing liver and kidney YIN or life energy.
IBS and Menopause – Chinese Wild Yam can help with the symptoms of menopause, and also works well for calming the GI tract, ending cramps, soothing way abdominal pain in cases of IBS, diverticulosis, and other GI challenges.
Anti-Inflammatory Agent – Chinese Wild Yam or Cinnamon Vine Tuber can help with inflammation thus helping with muscle pain, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.
Anti-Fungal and Anti-Cancer – The skin of the Chinese Wild Yam is full of natural anti-fungal compounds that work well for killing fungi. And other compounds found in this tuber are natural cancer inhibitors and also kill cancer cells. Cancer studies with mice show that when given tuber compounds their lifespan is greatly increased.
Lower Blood Sugar – Chinese Wild Yam can lower blood sugar levels and thus help those suffering from diabetes.
Adrenal Healing – Animals studies show a significant increase in function of the adrenal gland, thus helping with stress and other adrenal associated diseases.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – In Chinese Medicine, these yams are well known for toning the lungs, kidneys, and spleen and thus help with asthma, urinary problems, diabetes, and female reproductive challenges. Plus, a paste made from the tuber can be used for external treatment of boils and skin ulcers.
Remember to Eat Organic - Remember to eat organic, regular food in the stores contains up to 6 cancer causing chemicals, 10 to 12 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and up to 10 other disease causing chemicals. Stay healthy— eat organic food.
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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