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Taro – A Forgotten Vegetable

By Guest Author Liz Tomsyck

Liz, a native Hawaiian before moving to the continental USA, wrote this article as part of the college nutrition course that I taught. We very much enjoyed her presentation on taro and poi, especially due to her experience of eating it. Her parents planted taro in their garden in Hawaii.


Taro triumphs over food allergies

Green leaves of Taro plant

Native Hawaiians love taro, a root vegetable, also known as colocasia esculenta. They primarily consume its starch filled corm.. Originating in Asia it made its way to the South Pacific and became rapidly popular.

Specifically, the Native … Read the rest