It has diuretic benefits and calming properties, prevents cramps, and strengthens the immune system.
Taro (scientific name Colocasia), the tropical root very similar to the common potato. The term comes from Arabic and combines the terms "colon" and "Casein". In Italy, it is known as Chinese Taro, but its origin is Asian.
- Vitamin B
Taro root is toxic if eaten raw. Always boil it before you eat it.
For Polynesians, Taro is considered the most important vegetable of all time. It grows in temperate and tropical regions and thrives in low areas and wetlands.
It has several beneficial properties:
- high calcium
- twice as much iron as other foods
- many vegetable proteins
- high in potassium
- rich in B vitamins
- important source of starches