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:
- 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.