Health Benefits and Nutrition of Taro Root


Taro is a Biennial plant that frequently uses for making a dessert because it can be made to a variety of sweet menus. Importantly, desserts that made of Taro are good taste. The portion of taro that use for eating is the root of taro that grow underground.

In Thailand, taro is useful in savory as well as in sweet dishes. Thai People normally plant Dasheen, a type of Taro. However, a large taro root is popular for making different dishes and sweet menus in Thai cuisine. Each one weighs 2-3 kilograms. However, boiling or baking is needed before eating, its smell is very appetizing while you can gain a fully health nutritional.

Taro contains various nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as protein, beta carotene, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, fluoride, and saponin.

Taro is very rich in iron and fluoride, it helps to strengthen bones and prevent tooth decay. Moreover, it is a food that helps the intestines to cure diarrhea and it also supports to nourish your digestion system, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, and keep you away from the risk of diabetic eye disease. It is also important to strengthen the immune system, the nervous system as well.

Tons of beneficial from taro, so why wait, make it a one of your ingredient for cooking savory and making sweet dishes.