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    Saturday, April 26, 2008

    Taro

    As in Indonesia this name was used for trade mark of cracker meals. This meal become favor by child as their snack, even the children eat this snack every day. This snack is processed become a crispy chips, and if meal too much can cause the child have a cough. What is actually came from this Taro name? In the botany world the Taro is a plant name that in Indonesia can translate to "Talas." So there are many kind of Taro, and one of the kind of this plant will be describe below.


    Taro, Colocasia esculenta, is a perennial tropical plant of the Arum family, Araceae. Its large, starchy, tuberous roots are a staple food in Polynesia and East Asia. Roots from the wetland taro are heated to destroy their bitter taste, then ground and fermented into an edible paste called poi, an important food on many Polynesian islands. The upland (dry taro), or dasheen, produce corms that are eaten like potatoes in Japan, China, and the west Indies. The dasheen is sometimes grown as an ornamental houseplant called "elephant's ear" because of its large, heart-shaped leaves.


    Taro, a tropical perennial herb, bears large, arrow head shaped leaves. It is cultivated in Asia and the Pacific Island for its starchy, tuberous root, which is a staple food in many cultures.

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