Tai Chi Taro

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Tai Chi Taro is a traditional dish of Fujian Cuisine, which takes taro in Fujian as the base and is steamed with sugar and lard. This dish looks simple and unsophisticated yet tastes delicate, smooth and sweet; it looks like a cold dish but tastes hot and has a unique flavor.

Suitable For

Taro is rich in starch, nutrients and lactose, features a soft texture, is easy to digest and stomachic, thus quite suitable for patients with weak spleen and stomach, tuberculosis or in recovering period. It is a good choice for infants and the elderly.

Not Suitable For

  1. Skin-sensitive Population
    Taro contains a lot of calcium oxalate which shall be avoided by those with sensitive skin, because it can cause skin allergy, flush, fever and other symptoms. As a result, the skin-sensitive population should avoid eating or touching taro.
  2. Diabetic
    Taro is also rich in carbohydrates, and starch can be digested by the human body to form carbohydrates, which are easily absorbed by the body. The most direct result is hyperglycemia, so diabetic should be careful when taking taro.

Nutrition and Efficacy

Taro has rich protein, calcium and other minerals, among which the fluorine content is higher and can clean and protect teeth and prevent caries. With a high nutritional value, taro can enhance immunity and be used as the main diet for cancer prevention and treatment. In the process of cancer surgery or post-operative radiotherapy, chemotherapy and rehabilitation, it can play the role of adjuvant therapy. As an alkaline food, taro can neutralize the acidic substances accumulated in human body and adjust the acid-base balance to maintain beauty, keep young, black the hair, prevent and treat hyperacidity. Besides, taro contains mucosal saponin and multiple trace elements, which can help the body to correct the physiological disorder caused by the lack of trace elements, increase appetite and aid digestion.


Don't eat taro with banana. It will cause abdominal distension.

Nutrient Content

Heat 650.59 kcal

Protein 12.65 g

Fat 26.11 grams

Carbohydrate 92.24 grams

Dietary fiber 5.28 g

Vitamin A 160.75 micrograms

Carotene 955 micrograms

Thiamine 0.31 mg

Riboflavin 0.28 mg

Niacin 3.68 mg

Vitamin C 39 mg

Vitamin E 21.71 mg

Calcium 211.31 mg

Phosphorus 286.87 mg

Potassium 1943.66 mg

Sodium 1605 mg

Magnesium 121.52 mg

Iron 6.07 mg

Zinc 2.75 mg

Selenium 7.51 micrograms

Copper 1.92 mg

Manganese 1.65 mg



The art of the Chinese Food

Reviewed Mar 21, 2020

It's said that Chinese cuisine is art. When I saw this dish, I was stunned by its beauty. It was so beautiful that I was reluctant to to eat it. It's really delicious.