Frieda's Specialty Produce - Taro Root

Overview

What is a Taro Root?

  • This brown, barrel-shaped root has white, beige, or light gray potato-like flesh with a nutty flavor. It is commonly used in Island cuisines to make poi and also in Asian/Chinese cooking.

How to Cook

  • Taro Root must be cooked and cannot be eaten raw! Remove skins before cooking. Prepare like potatoes, or add to soups or stews.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin E, supplies fiber, and rich in manganese/

How to Choose and Store

  • Select roots that are firm and plump. Store in a cool, dry place up to 1 week.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of China.

Recipes

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