Arabica was first grown in Southeast Asia and New Guinea about 9000 years ago.
Arabic is considered beneficial in controlling BP.
If you have kidney problem, then do not take arbi.
Arbi (Colocasia) is a vegetable, which comes under the category of tubers (Yam). It is considered very beneficial for health. If it keeps the heart rate normal, then it is also beneficial for the stomach. Arabic is also considered beneficial in controlling BP. Tuber-roots have been an integral part of the diet of human civilization. It is said that Lord Shri Ram had consumed a lot of tuber-root during his 14 years of exile. Rishis and sages who do penance in caves and forests are also consuming it for thousands of years.
Arbi leaves are also eaten
The specialty of tuber-root is that it becomes beneficial for the body only by boiling it. Arabic is also one of these. In African countries, this type of tuber-root has also had economic importance for years. Now this kind of tuber-root is being used in addition to food as flour, bread, noodles, cakes, drink powder etc. Senior Scientist at Indian Agricultural Research Institute and author of the book ‘Vegetable’ Dr. Bishwajit Choudhary According to, Arabic is such a tuber, whose leaves are also used as food. The only condition is that it is cooked well or else it will cause itching in the throat and palate. Nowadays, arbi is also being used in the form of chips.
Arbi is such a tuber, whose leaves are also used as food.
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South East Asia is its birth place
The history of the origin of Arabic is thousands of years old. It is believed that it was first grown in Southeast Asia and New Guinea about 9000 years ago. After that its cultivation started in Formosa (ancient republic subordinate to China), Philippines, Assam (India) and Timor Island. Later its cultivation reached Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, Easter Island and Hawaii. Information suggests that arabicas were frequently transported from West Africa to the Americas during the colonial period, being used for provisions for 18th-century slave plantations. It has also been grown as a staple crop in China and Japan for thousands of years.
The history of the origin of Arabic is thousands of years old.
On the other hand the Indian-American botanist Sushma Naithani According to, the origin of Arabic (Ghuiyan) is the Indo-Burma epicenter. These include present-day Assam and Burma (Myanmar) of India. By the way, in India’s ancient Ayurvedic text ‘Charakasamhita’, there is no description of any vegetable or tuber from the word ‘Arabic’, but it mainly describes three tubers Munjatak, Vidarikand and Amlikakand. Their merits and demerits are also similar to Arabic.
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Beneficial for arteries, control BP
Arbi is considered healthy for the body. According to modern science, 100 grams of arbi contains calories 97, moisture 73 grams, protein 3 grams, fiber 1 gram, fat 0.1 grams, minerals 1.7 grams, carbohydrates 21 grams, besides calcium, iron, vitamin A, sodium, phosphorus are also found. Is. Former Dean of Mumbai University Vaidyaraj Deenanath Upadhyay According to, Arabic is beneficial for the heart. The reason for this is that it contains very little fat and cholesterol, which helps in preventing hardening of the arteries. This will also keep BP under control. Weight will not increase due to its consumption. It is viscous and also contains fiber, so it keeps the digestive power healthy. It also gives instant energy, as it is rich in calories. Its proper consumption enhances immunity in the body. The vitamins and minerals found in arbi are considered useful in preventing diseases as well as slowing down the aging process. Its consumption is also considered beneficial for muscle, bone and nerve health.
Do not eat arbi in stomach problem
Arbi is airy, so it is cooked by adding carom seeds. Its leaves are also eaten, but they cause itching. In such a situation, boil them before preparing any dish. Arbi is high in carbohydrates, which can cause gas problems in the stomach. Those who have stomach related problems, they should not eat arbi. Arbi contains oxalic acid. Its excessive consumption can damage the kidneys. If you have any kind of kidney problem, do not take arbi. Arbi is considered good for diabetics, but the carbohydrate present in it reduces the sugar present in the blood, so those whose sugar remains low, avoid its consumption.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 24, 2022, 09:21 IST