Weekly tips to bring island-inspired wellness into your everyday life from the wellness and spa team at Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica. Post written by Spa and Wellness Coordinator Laura Lund.
Dasheen is a starchy potato-like staple found in local cuisine. It is also included in what is called provisions along with bananas, yams and breadfruit.
The young leaves are used as a green leafy vegetable. They are often boiled until soft to make a base for the island’s famous and nutritious “callaloo” soup. A must-try while visiting Rosalie Bay!
Whether you enjoy the root or the leaves, both bear health benefits. The root is a complex carbohydrate with moderate amounts of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and a low glycemic index. The leaves are rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants, as well as many of the B-complex vitamins.
Dive into the local cuisine on your next vacation by tasting healthy dasheen.