Eddoes are edible roots of the taro or of any of several related plants. The taro root usually contains plenty of fiber and resistant starch. Because of this,eddoes are beneficial to gut health. Our body does not digest or absorb fiber and resistant starch, so these remain in our intestines. Plus, it contains potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and other minerals that support overall health. When cooked, taro is a nutritious addition to both sweet and savory meals.