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The edible taro

Taro is a root crop like potato that bears an edible tuber under the ground. The tuber is usually made into a snack food that is native to our country. The leaves are edible that is cooked in coconut milk that is a delicary in some rural provinces. It is not difficult to care for taro because it grows normally just with enough water. The small variety of taro is planted in a muddy plot so it will grow faster and bear the tuber in a shorter time.

The taro in the picture with giant leaves are mainly planted for the tuber. It is best to grow in a wet ground but it also grows even in dry ground. The big leaves however are not edible. Old folks say that the only edible taro leaves are the small variety. Other types of taro have itchy leaves that could give you sore throat. For purposes of food, the taro is also mixed in some dishes like the pork in sour soup or the vegetable dish that is a merry mix of tropical vegetables.

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