Taro Root Nutrition and Benefits

Taro root is a starchy root vegetable originally cultivated in Asia but now enjoyed around the world.

It has a brown outer skin and white flesh with purple specks throughout. When cooked, it has a mildly sweet taste and a texture similar to potato.

Taro root is a great source of fiber and other nutrients and offers a variety of potential health benefits.

1.Rich in Fiber and Other Nutrients

100 grams of taro has 58 calories — mostly from carbs

It also contains the following:

  • Protein:1.5g
  • Fat:0.1g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Potassium: 640mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

Thus, taro root has good amounts of various nutrients that people often don’t get enough of, such as fiber, potassium, Iron.

2. May Reduce Your Risk of Arteriosclerosis

The fiber and resistant starch in taro root may also help reduce your risk of Arteriosclerosis.

This is believed to be due in part to fiber’s cholesterol-lowering effects.

3. May Reduce Your Risk of high blood pressure

Potassium is a key mineral that the body relies on heavily to function properly. It helps to lower blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of salt.

4. Flower of the taro

As it was born in the tropical zone, the flower does not seem to readily bloom in Japan.

That reminds me I have never seen it too much in Japan.

4. How to Storage of the taro

Store. Keep taro in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place not the refrigerator. It is best to use taro as soon as possible because it tends to soften quickly. Taro leaves will keep several days in the refrigerator: store in a perforated plastic bag.





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