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TARO/ TAHITIAN



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SCIENTIFIC NAME: COLOCASIA ESCULENTA






General Description:

A starchy, potatolike tuber with a brown, fibrous skin and gray-white (sometimes purple-tinged) flesh. Taro is grown in tropical areas and is an important starchy food in West Africa, the Caribbean and Polynesian islands. A variety of taro grown in the southern United States since the early 1900s is called dasheen. Taro roots range in length from about 5 inches to a foot or more, and can be several inches wide. Though acrid-tasting in its raw state, the root has a somewhat nutlike flavor when cooked. It's also extremely easy to digest. It should be noted, however, that some varieties are highly toxic unless thoroughly cooked. The taro root has large edible leaves (called callaloo in the Caribbean) which can be prepared and eaten like mustard or turnip greens. Taro root can be found in ethnic markets and some specialty produce stores. Choose roots that are firm and smooth and refrigerate up to 4 days. Much like the potato, the taro root may be prepared in a variety of ways including boiling, frying and baking. In Hawaii, it's used to make the famous (or infamous) POI.


NUTRIENT NOTES:

Serving Size Analyzed: 1 cup



< (55)



GRAPH 1 (ABOVE). Total Calories (55) as part of a 2200 calorie daily dietary intake.

Protein (3.4875 grams per 1 cup )
Fat (1.2125 grams per 1 cup )
Carbohydrate (8.6375 grams per 1 cup )


CHART 1 (ABOVE). Macronutrient Breakdown By Percentage.


Polyunsatured (0.5 grams per 1 cup )
Monounsatured (0.0875 grams per 1 cup )
Saturated (0.2375 grams per 1 cup )




CHART 2 (ABOVE).Fat Breakdown By Percentage.




GRAPH 2 (ABOVE). Micronutrient breakdown as percentage of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Serving size: 1 cup .


BLOOD TYPE DIET VALUES

Follow Secretor value if you do not know your secretor status.

TYPE A:
Secretor:
NEUTRAL

Non Secretor:
NEUTRAL


    TYPE B:
    Secretor:
    NEUTRAL

    Non Secretor:
    NEUTRAL


      TYPE AB:
      Secretor:
      NEUTRAL

      Non Secretor:
      AVOID


        TYPE O:
        Secretor:
        AVOID: Metabolic inhibitor.

        Non Secretor:
        AVOID: Metabolic inhibitor.



          LECTIN CHARACTERIZATION:
          • This food contains a reported lectin.


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          SPECIAL NOTE:
          • This food can be a significant source of vitamin A (2556.25 iu per 1 cup .)
          • This food can be a significant source of potassium (757.5 mgs per 1 cup .)
          • This food is a significant source of vitamin C (120 mgs. per 1 cup )

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