Arrow root readily grow in wet zone as bushes with 1-2 feet height. It has dark green leaves which are elongated & narrow. This variety of yam is white in color & have round shaped ridges. The base of the yams is rather slim. In contrast to this its tip is fat & pointed. This variety can be harvested after a period of 8-10 months.
Arrow root readily grow in the wet zone of Sri Lanka
This variety of yam is a rich source of carbohydrate. It contains 2% of protein & minor percentages of vitamin and calcium. It is very beneficial for heart patients. It has the potential to cure indigestion & hemorrhoids. It is also suitable as a solid food for infants.