Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Taro protein information

Taro and other plants in the Colocasia family (Araceae) are quite common in this region. They also contain all of the essential amino acids and in the proper usable proportions. Your body stores non-essential amino acids, so eating other wild plants in a survival situation would provide you with a complete protein. You DO NOT have to eat these amino acids in the same meal... again, your body stores the amino acids to be combine when needed.

Some wild fruits would provide some of the missing aminos. The legumes from the Sataw (สะตอ) tree seeds (Parkia speciosa) are the perfect compliment to Taro.

In addition to having protein, Taro offers a host of other nutrients. See the nutritional information on this site... http://nutritiondata.self.com/…/vegetables-and-veget…/2674/2

Thailand wild edible plants - Taro
Colocasia... all edible and very common in this region

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