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Taro Root

A mild tasting root vegetable that can range in size from a baseball to a basketball. The flavor is mild-nutty-earthy and is firm-dry and very starchy in texture. It needs to be peeled first and then can be used as a vegetable side dish or in a soup or stew.

Alternative Names

Colocassia, Dasheen, Kalo, Sato Imo Root, Satoimo Root


Root Vegetable, Tuber Vegetable


Asia-Southeast, Hawaii, Japan


Earthy, Mild, Nutty


Crunchy, Dry, Firm, Starchy

Prep Methods

Cut/Slice, Mash/Purée, Peel

Cooking Method

Blanch, Boil/Simmer, Braise, Steam


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