What Are Eddoes?
Also known as taro or cocoyam, this root vegetable belongs to the Araceae family. Its scientific name is Colocasia esculenta. Although the Chinese have been cultivating eddoes for over 2,000 years, these starches are quite new to the Western world. Their taste is similar to that of the potato, but with a nutty flavor.
Today, eddoes are popular in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and tropical countries. They can be boiled, roasted, fried or added to homemade breads and puddings. Most times, these vegetables are used as an alternative to yams and sweet potatoes. Their flesh is white, orange, yellow or pink.