Worldwide many people use eddoes and research shows that the parts of the eddo used for healing differ from culture to culture. Some people use the juice of the root (coms) for hair loss, piles and internally as a laxative; some apply heated tubers to painful rheumatic joints.
In Hawaii, the ends of the petioles are used on bleeding wounds and the stems of the leaves on insect bites and to prevent joint swelling and pain. The juice is used for fever. It can also be used as a good nutritional supplement for those who have weight loss problems associated with cancer, AIDS and pancreatitis. Eddoes can also be used to prevent lung and oral cavity cancer.
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According to the Livestrong database :
Total Fat 0.4g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 45.9g
Dietary Fiber 4.2g
this was for fro Tescos eddoes and is of course only as accurate as the person who recorded it.
It’s commonly known that eddoes contain carbohydrate and fiber which are excellent for people with digestive problems. Eddoe flour is used in infant formula and canned baby foods. Other benefits of eddoes may include lowering cholesterol levels, slowing absorption of glucose, reducing insulin requirements and reducing the likelihood of colorectal cancer.
Immune System Health: Perhaps the most important element of taro root for health is its role in the immune system. It has a very high level of vitamin C in each serving, which stimulates the immune system to create more white blood cells, which defend the body from foreign pathogens and agents. Furthermore, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, which partially prevents the development of conditions such as heart disease and cancer.
Circulation Stimulation: The mineral content of taro root has dozens of useful applications, but the dual presence of iron and copper in taro root make it a very important food to prevent anemia and boost circulation throughout the body. Iron and copper are both essential for the production of red blood cells, which carry the all-important oxygen to our body’s systems and cells. By lowering your chances of anemia (iron deficiency) and boost the flow of blood through the body, you can speed overall metabolism, growth of new cells, and general oxygenation of the body, which is always a good idea to keep organs and systems functioning at their optimal levels!