Eddo / Taro

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Eddo / Taro

(Eh-ddo / TAHR-o)

Eddoes, also commonly referred to as Taro, is a starchy root, similar to yam in appearance, and has an interesting, nutty flavor with a combination of potato, waterchesnut and artichoke flavors. It is delicious deep-fried, boiled, roasted or pan-fried. It is also great in stews or soups.

The root must be peeled prior to cooking, as you would potatoes. If you’ve sampled poi at a Hawaiian luau, then you’re already familiar with taro. In its raw state, it can be toxic and harsh on the skin, so wear gloves or oil your hands when handling it, and always cook it before serving it.

Names: Eddoes, Taro, Edos, Taro Root,  Cocoyam, Japanese potato, Baddo, Elephant’s ear, Sato-imo.

Source: Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America. and the United States (South Florida).

Handling: Stored at approximately 50°F in relatively dry environment.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%

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