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Eddo/Taro

Eddoes, also commonly referred to as taro, are a starchy root. Similar to yam in appearance, these have an interesting nutty flavor with an undertone of potato, waterchesnut, and artichoke flavors. Pronounced (eh-ddo) and (tahr-o) respectively, this root is delicious deep-fried, boiled, roasted or pan-fried. It is also versatile in stews or soups.

  1. Scrub well (wear gloves) and remove the skin with a peeler. (If you don’t have disposable gloves, coat your hands with cooking oil before peeling.)
  2. Cut or slice as needed.
  3. Either use immediately or place in a bowl of cold water.

Store in a cool, dry place for a few days. Do not refrigerate. Use once they are soft.

Ecuador: Year-Round
Costa Rica: September –- May

Ecuador and Costa Rica

  1. A good source of fiber
  2. Versatile vegetables that can be easily added to your diet
  3. Good source of Vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium