Taro leaves are the heart-shaped leaves of the taro plant (Colocasia esculenta), commonly grown in subtropical and tropical regions. Theyre rich in several important micronutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and calcium, as well as disease-fighting antioxidants. Their high fiber and low calorie content make them an excellent food for boosting heart health and promoting overall well-being.
Taro leaves make an excellent accompaniment to curries and dishes containing coconut milk. Filipinos use both dried and fresh Taro leaves in a dish called laing, which is a stew that can include shrimp or crab and often paired with steamed rice.