Frieda's Specialty Produce - Taro Root


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 Eat

  • 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

  • Choose roots that are firm and plump.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool, dry place up to 1 week.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of China


Taro Snack Chips

Ingredients: 1 8-ounce package Frieda’s Taro Root Peanut oil or cooking oil for shallow-fat frying 1 cup sesame oil Toasted sesame seed Grated Parmesan cheese Chile powder Steps Scrub taro root well. Cook in boiling water to cover about 35 … Continue reading

Hawaiian-Style Wok Fry

Hawaiian-Style Wok Fry Ingredients: 1 pound Frieda’s Chow Mein Noodles, cooked according to package directions 6 Baby Carrots, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup sesame or peanut oil 8 ounces Taro Root, cooked, peeled, and cut in 1/2- to 1-inch … Continue reading