Scientific Name Botanical: Colocasia antiquorum
The most amazing 1:1 ratio for replacing wheat flour. Eddo makes a white perfect flour.
Other common names:
- Brazil: batata (potato)
- Chinese eddoes
- Malangas (although not true Malanga)
- Potato of the Tropics
Cousin: Taro & Malanga
Benefits: fiber and is a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, folate, magnesium, potassium, and is low GI - 11, high in resistance starch.
Purpose: A healthy thickener for gluten-free cooking. It is a close to perfect replacement for wheat flour.
Downside: Haven't found any. It's basically perfect!
Should be cooked prior to consuming because they contain calcium oxalate and saponins. Our POW! Eddo Flour has been properly prepared to ensure safety.