Suran, also known for its other names Jimikand, Elephant Foot Yam, Ole, or simply Yam.
This vegetable grows in large shapes. Its size varies from that of a small potato to up to one and a half meters. More so, it can weigh up to 60 kilograms. What makes them different from sweet potatoes which it is commonly interchanged with is their size and skin. It is cylindrical with a brown, rough, bark-like skin that is difficult to peel. When heated, this vegetable softens. Its colours also vary from white to yellow to purple or pink in its mature states. The flavour of yam is less sweet than those of sweet potatoes that it is often interchanged with. It is also more starchy and dry.