Commodity: Taro Root

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    taro root, small

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    taro root, large

Taro Root

Commodity Overview

Taro root is a brown, barrel-shaped, shaggy tuber that has a flesh color varying from white to beige to light gray. The flavor and texture are similar to a potato and chestnut combination. It must be cooked; it is toxic if eaten raw. Once cooked, the vegetable can be used in soups, cakes or smoothies. It is available year-round from Hawaii and China.

Varieties

This commodity is not typically marketed by variety.

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