Black Sapote
June 4, 2016
April 13, 2016


Dasheen is grown particularly as a root vegetable for its edible underground parts which consist of one or more large central corms and a cluster of tubers. Both corms and tubers have a cloth-like covering husk that can be peeled away to improve appearance. The corms can be roasted, baked, fried, and boiled like the potato. The natural sugars give it a sweet nutty flavor that tastes delicious.

Names: Dasheen,  Taro, elephant ears, cocoyam, kalo, colocasia

Source: China, Japan, West Indies, South America

Handling: Fresh dasheen corms should be stored in cool, dark, well-ventilated place as in potato, yams, etc. Do not keep them inside the refrigerator, as they would sustain chilling injury. Taro greens, however, should be placed inside the refrigerator and used as in a way like other greens.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 1.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat .2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 16%
Sugars .4g
Protein 1.5g 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.