Arvi or Arbi is a vegetable that grows underground. It as significantly large leaves that cause irritation of the skin while peeling. The vegetable is known by a number of names in different regional languages here in India. However, when it comes to English, it’s popularly known as “Taro root” vegetable or “Eddoe”. it has great significance. It is the starchy root tubers used for food. The tubers are brown, usually with a pattern of darker rings. Under the thin brown peel, the pulp is usually white, but there are varieties that have yellow or pink pulp.
Arvi is a source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure, vitamin A helps maintain normal skin and vision, while vitamin C strengthens the immune system and increases the absorption of iron from other foods.
Taro can stay for several months if stored properly at 16 – 18 ° C. It is not exposed to desiccation and ethylene to any great extent. Be careful not to store taro cool as this will cause cold damage
Health Benefits Of Arbi
1. Weight Loss Arbi is an excellent source of dietary fibre that keeps us full for a long time and prevents high intake of food. A 100 gram portion of arbi contains 5.1 grams of fibre. Its low caloric content also facilitates weight management and aids in losing extra kilos.
2. Helps In Combating Diabetes Arbi is a known low glycaemic food that slows down the process of breaking down of glucose in the liver. It also contains resistant starch that is not easily absorbed and digested. This slows down the rise of blood sugar level after a meal. Its corm is packed with complex carbohydrates, which is again not easily digestible.
3. Protects Heart The high fibre content of arbi reduces the cholesterol level in the body. Arbi is a zero fat and zero cholesterol food. It also contains a good amount of vitamin E that fights off cardiovascular issues to a large extent.