Brown coloured skin with white pulp inside, arbi is a starchy root vegetable cultivated in Asia and enjoyed all around the world. Taro root in english, arbi in hindi, chamadumpa in telugu, this vegetable is known by various other names in different languages
Low in fat and sodium, arbi prevents high blood pressure and hypertension, which is commonly observed today in middle-aged groups. Lower sodium content also maintains fluid retention and kidney related problems. The essential 17 amino acids in arbi prevent cancers, cardiovascular and other diseases
As per reports, 132 grams of cooked arbi contains fewer than one gram each of protein and fat. It is packed with fiber, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C and E. 173 grams of baked potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, and folate.
The vegetable which has molds and soft flesh should be avoided. Always try to buy arbi that has weight according to its size, as it is considered a good vegetable. Usually, arbi has dry skin so it can be easily stored in room temperature. Arbi can be refrigerated for longer shelf life.