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Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Underutilised Taro to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods of Marginalised Communities Faced with Climate Change

Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Taro is an important staple food crop in the Pacific and has been for thousands of years. Although taro is increasingly being replaced in the diet by imported products, it remains a treasured food with many different uses. It is also very nutritious and is an important part of a healthy diet.

  Pacific Food Leaflet No. 5

This leaflet was published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. It describes the varieties of taro found in the Pacific, table of nutrient content, nutritional benefits of taro, cooking methods, storage and preservation, some recipes alongside nicely illustrated pictures of taro.

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