Just like potatoes, eddoes are high in carbs and dietary fiber. One cup provides 116 calories, 23 grams of net carbs, nearly 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary fiber and less than 1 gram of fat. It also delivers over 23 percent of the RDA of vitamin B6, 20 percent for vitamin E, 7 percent for calcium, 19 percent for copper and 12.5 percent for vitamin A.
This root vegetable is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. It contains both simple and complex carbs, making it ideal for those who need lasting energy throughout the day. Plus, it's low in sodium, so it can be safely consumed by people with high blood pressure.
Both its root and leaves are high in calcium oxalates and can be toxic. For this reason, taro should never be consumed raw. Feel free to use it in entrees, desserts, soups, cooked dishes and even homemade ice cream. Its nutty flavor goes well with most foods.