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Reasons you need to add kochu aka taro roots to your diet

Updated On Jul 20, 2022 04:24 PM IST
  • Also known as colocasia or alocasia, kochu (taro root) is considered to be one of the first cultivated plants in human history. This can be a healthy alternative to other root vegetables like potatoes since it is a great source of fibre and other nutrients.
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Tarot root, also known as kochu, gathi or arbi is a vegetable that has a very mild, nutty taste and starchy texture. This tropical root provides a variety of health benefits including improved blood sugar management, promoting heart and digestive health, preventing cancer, improve vision health and more.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Tarot root, also known as kochu, gathi or arbi is a vegetable that has a very mild, nutty taste and starchy texture. This tropical root provides a variety of health benefits including improved blood sugar management, promoting heart and digestive health, preventing cancer, improve vision health and more.(Pixabay)

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Control blood sugar levels: People suffering from type-2 diabetes should add this to their diet since tarot roots help control their glycemic levels and lower the risk of developing diabetes.(Instagram/@josnasbengalikitchenuk) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Control blood sugar levels: People suffering from type-2 diabetes should add this to their diet since tarot roots help control their glycemic levels and lower the risk of developing diabetes.(Instagram/@josnasbengalikitchenuk)

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Improve heart health: Tarot roots are packed with potassium, fibre and resistant starch which help lower cholesterol and may help reduce your risk of heart diseases.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Improve heart health: Tarot roots are packed with potassium, fibre and resistant starch which help lower cholesterol and may help reduce your risk of heart diseases.(Pixabay)

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Anticancer properties: It is packed with antioxidants and has high levels of vitamins A and C. This helps boost our immune system and eliminate harmful free radicals from our system.(Instagram/@goodfoodbyelee) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Anticancer properties: It is packed with antioxidants and has high levels of vitamins A and C. This helps boost our immune system and eliminate harmful free radicals from our system.(Instagram/@goodfoodbyelee)

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Weight loss: If you are on a mission to shed those extra calories then you should consider adding taro roots to your diet. It can keep your stomach full for longer which will prevent binge eating.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Weight loss: If you are on a mission to shed those extra calories then you should consider adding taro roots to your diet. It can keep your stomach full for longer which will prevent binge eating.(Pixabay)

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Improve digestive health: Tarot roots have high levels of dietary fibre which helps improve gastrointestinal health.(Instagram/@culinary.mommy) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 04:24 PM IST

Improve digestive health: Tarot roots have high levels of dietary fibre which helps improve gastrointestinal health.(Instagram/@culinary.mommy)

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