Taro very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It's also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.
Taro is rich in starch, and used for a pasty Hawaiian and Polynesian food called poi.
Hawaiians believed that the Taro plant, or Kalo, was the original ancestor of the Hawaiian people.
Taro root is native to Asia and grown extensively in the Pacific.