The taro is a herbaceous plant, without aerial stems, with large leaves from a primary underground corm, which is relatively vertical and from which edible lateral and horizontal corms are born. It is mainly born in tropical countries.
Taro is a crop rich in carbohydrates, for that reason, it is a good food for growing children and adults. The protein content is relatively low, however, it is the highest compared to other farinaceous. It also consists of a high amount of minerals surpassed only by cassava.