Eddoes are thickened stems, otherwise known as corms, of the Colocasia esculenta antiquorum plant. Eddoes are commonly used in Southeast Asian and Caribbean dishes. Eddoes are primarily starch and can be treated like potatoes, once peeled.

Health considerations

Eddoes provide a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Eddoes are considered to have an intermediate glycemic index.

May be found in

Sold as is, Caribbean cuisine, Southeast Asian cuisine, eddoe chips, fried eddoe


SF Gate

British Journal of Nutrition

Alternative Spellings and Names

Colocasia esculenta antiquorum, Colocasia, Malangas, Arvi, Arbi, Kochur mukhi, Chembb, Chembu

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