Taro is imported from the Pacific Islands and is available all year round.
Store in a cool, dark and well-ventilated place, do not refrigerate as this can change the flavour. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
The taro has helped provide good nutrition to Pacific Islands populations for hundreds of years and was brought to New Zealand by ancestors of Māori when they arrived here about 1250AD.
Serving size: 135g baked
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||1.8||1.3|
|- saturated (g)||1.5||1.1|
|- sugars (g)||3.0||2.2|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||4.2||3.1|
|Vitamin E (mg)||2.2||1.6|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.28||0.21|
|Vitamin C (mg)||4.2||3.1|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research