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General Produce

Taro Root

Taro Root

  • Small
  • Large
Common Packs:

2-, 5-, 8-, 10-, 40-, and 50-lb. cartons.

Receiving Inspecting:

Look for taro root that is firm, dry, and plump. Avoid product with cuts, mold, or soft spots.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 60-65° F/16-18° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
30 days.

Decay can occur if taro roots sustain cuts or other physical damage.

Water-soaked or soft spots and increased decay are signs of chill injury. Store properly.

Usage Ideas:

  • Boil whole taros until tender; peel and chop; add to meat braises, stewed beans, and vegetable soups.
  • Serve baked taro chips with hummus, spinach and cheese dip, and salsa.