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Dasheen (whole) min weight 900g

Dasheen is also known by the name taro.

Dasheen belongs to the same family of tubers as coco and eddoes. The main different is that this tuber grows larger in size. It is a starchlike vegetable and is similar in texture to a potato and if you like you can prepare and cook it in the same way. That is where the similarity to a potatoes ends!

The dasheen or taro if that is how to know it has a taste and texture far superior to any common potato that I have ever encountered. Even my good friend the maris piper would be hard pushed to challenge on this.

On the downside the dasheen is more expensive than the common potato due to the fact that it has travelled a long way. clocking up all those miles of air travel has a bearing on the price.

Dasheen is a positive form of carbohydrate. This types of carbohydrate, is known as resistant starch. Resistant starch cannot be absorbed by humans so has little impact on blood sugar levels.

Dasheen provides fibre and good amounts of the free radical fighting antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. It also delivers B6 which is known for supporting the immune system. B6 is present in protein rich foods so the more protein rich food you eat the more B6 vitamin rich foods you will be consuming. Of course if you are a vegan or vegetarians you will be getting protein from other sources such brown rice, nuts and soya and this protein can be made more efficient by adding a vegetables like dasheen to your meal.

Dasheen also contains magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, manganese and copper. Each of these minerals plays a role in contributing to good health.

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We check all our prices against the high street.

We only offer for sale the best market fresh produce that is availabe.  We go to extrordinary lengths to ensure this.

Please remember that most fresh products are seasonal.

Please bear in mind that food prices fluctuate throughout the year. 

Storage

Store in a dry, cool place and use within 3 days.

For best results and to prolong the life of this product, do the following

  • Peel Dasheen
  • wash in cold water.
  • Cut into handy portion sizes
  • freeze in a suitable bag.

This product is best cooked straight from frozen (Do not defrost prior to cooking).

Grown in St Vincent and Dominca

Net contents approx. 800g

Nutrition

Typical Values

per 141g

Energy

212

Fat

0.4

of which saturates

0.1

Carbohydrate

50g

of which sugars

0g

Protein

2.8

Salt

0g

We check all our prices against the high street.

We only offer for sale the best market fresh produce that is availabe.  We go to extrordinary lengths to ensure this.

Please remember that most fresh products are seasonal.

Please bear in mind that food prices fluctuate throughout the year. 

Storage

Store in a dry, cool place and use within 3 days.

For best results and to prolong the life of this product, do the following

  • Peel Dasheen
  • wash in cold water.
  • Cut into handy portion sizes
  • freeze in a suitable bag.

This product is best cooked straight from frozen (Do not defrost prior to cooking).

Grown in St Vincent and Dominca

Net contents approx. 800g

Nutrition

Typical Values

per 141g

Energy

212

Fat

0.4

of which saturates

0.1

Carbohydrate

50g

of which sugars

0g

Protein

2.8

Salt

0g

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