In Venezuela, taro is called ocumo chino or chino and used in soups and sancochos. Another common method of preparing taro is to boil, peel then slice it into 1 cm (1⁄2 in) thick slices, before frying and marinating in edible "red" sumac. The petiole is 0.8–1.2 m (2 ft 7 in–3 ft 11 in) high. It was borrowed in Latin as colocasia, hence the genus name Colocasia. The leaves of only two variety, kolakana ala and kalu alakola are eaten. On the other hand, in flooded production systems taro requires a longer maturation period, investment in infrastructure, and higher operational costs, and monoculture is likely. the result is a perfect sticky rice with excellent taste. This dish is popular with Indo-Trinidadian people. Typical dryland or "upland" varieties (varieties grown in watered but not flooded fields) in Hawaii are lehua maoli and bun long, the latter widely known as "Chinese taro". in cooking process taro is diced and cook along with rice and dried shrimp and sesame oil. The leaves and stems are not consumed in Lebanon and the variety grown produces round to slightly oblong tubers that vary in size from a tennis ball to a small cantaloupe. All parts of the plant are poisonous while raw, but once cooked the tubers are edible. In St. Louis, however, tubers should be planted in the ground in mid-spring (after April 20), dug up in fall after first frost and then overwintered in a cool dry location (set in dry peat or wood shavings) where temperatures do not dip below 45°F, in somewhat the same manner as done for cannas. The Roman cookbook Apicius mentions several methods for preparing taro, including boiling, preparing with sauces, and cooking with meat or fowl. The Ancient Greek word κολοκάσιον (kolokasion, lit. Also in the north, it is known by the name bouzmet, mainly around Menieh, where it is first peeled, and left to dry in the sun for a couple of days. [55], The story of kalo begins when Wakea and Papa conceived their daughter, Hoʻohokukalani. In the Spanish-speaking countries of the Spanish West Indies taro is called ñame, the Portuguese variant of which (inhame) is used in former Portuguese colonies where taro is still cultivated, including the Azores and Brazil. It spread by cultivation eastward into Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands; westward to Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean Basin; and then southward and westward from there into East Africa and West Africa, where it spread to the Caribbean and Americas. A loʻi is a patch of wetland dedicated to growing kalo (taro). A sour fried dish is made from its flower (kosu kala). It was a regional staple before rice became predominant. [58] The Hawaiian word for family, ʻohana, is derived from ʻohā, the shoot which grows from the kalo corm. Colocasia esculenta. Taro paste, a traditional Cantonese cuisine, which originated from the Chaoshan region in the eastern part of China's Guangdong Province is a dessert made primarily from taro. [57], The second child born of Wakea and Hoʻohokukalani was named Hāloa after his older brother. Best used in very wet areas of the … It is also sold as an ornamental aquatic plant. In the Azores taro is known as inhame or inhame-coco and is commonly steamed with potatoes, vegetables and meats or fish. Elephant's Ear is believed to be introduced to southern Africa by Portuguese traders before 1500 - today the starch-rich corms are staple diet in many parts of southern Africa. Boiled corm of Taro is commonly served with salt, spices, and chilies. Ecological Impact. In the southeastern United States, this plant is recognized as an invasive species. The reason being: as young shoots grow from the corm of the kalo plant, so people, too, grow from their family.[59]. In Kerala, a state in southern India, taro corms are known as chembu kizhangu (ചേമ്പ് കിഴങ്ങ്) and are a staple food, a side dish, and an ingredient in various side dishes like sambar. It makes an “imperial” specimen in large containers and water gardens. The female portion is at the fertile ovaries intermixed with sterile white ones. Taro is called dasheen,[75] in contrast to the smaller variety of corms called eddo, or tanya in the English speaking countries of the West Indies, and is cultivated and consumed as a staple crop in the region. Taro cake is a delicacy traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year celebrations. esculenta Schott, Caladium esculentum Hort. Taro is grown in the Terai and the hilly regions of Nepal. Almost 80% of Fiji's exported taro comes from the island of Taveuni where the taro beetle species Papuana uninodis is absent. The leaves are sometimes cooked into soups and stews. In Jamaica, taro is known as coco, cocoyam and dasheen. Fiji filled the void and was soon supplying taro internationally. In Trinidad and Tobago, it is called dasheen. In Bangladesh taro is a very popular vegetable known as kochu (কচু) or mukhi (মুখি). Flooded cultivation has some advantages over dry-land cultivation: higher yields (about double), out-of-season production (which may result in higher prices), and weed control (which flooding facilitates). Taro stems are often used as an ingredient in yukgaejang (육개장). In Greece, taro grows on Icaria. Corms Photograph by: Not known Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. Origin. The smaller variety of taro is more popular in the north due to its tenderness. The prominence of the crop there has led it to be a staple of the population's diet. The corms are also made into a paste with spices and eaten with rice. As a result of this, Taro was not a part of the traditional diet due to the infertile soil and have only become a staple today through importation from other islands (Taro and Cassava cultivars are usually imported from Fiji or Samoa). Lends a large tropical look to gardens, water margins and large containers. Taro is grown across the country, but the method of cultivation depends on the nature of the island it is grown on. A similar plant in Japan is called satoimo (里芋、サトイモ, literally "village potato"). Like most root crops, taro and eddoes do well in deep, moist or even swampy soils where the annual rainfall exceeds 2,500 mm (100 in). However, elephant’s ear more properly applies to another species of plant. Taro roots can be used for medicinal purposes, particularly for treating insect bites. Colocasia esculenta, commonly called taro or elephant ear, is a tuberous, stemless, frost-tender perennial of the arum family (see also calla lily and jack-in-the-pulpit) which typically grows 3-6' tall and as wide. [17][18] Colocasia is thought to have originated in the Indomalayan realm, perhaps in East India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The leaves and stems of certain varieties of taro are also used as a vegetable in Kerala. Kilkass is a very popular winter dish in Lebanon and is prepared in two ways: kilkass with lentils is a stew flavored with crushed garlic and lemon juice and ’il’as (Lebanese pronunciation of قلقاس) bi-tahini. In Maharashtra, in western India, the leaves, called alu che paana, are de-veined and rolled with a paste of gram flour. Taro (Colocasia esculenta) also known as eddo or dasheen is really a starchy edible tuber grown in several exotic nations around the world. These can be eaten whole, cut into pieces, or shallow fried and eaten as a snack known as alu chi wadi. They are dark green above and light green beneath. Eddoes are more resistant to drought and cold. Taro is always prepared boiled. Preferred Scientific Name. It is also common in Ghana to find cocoyam chips (deep-fried slices, about 1 mm (1⁄32 in) thick). Gram flour, salt, turmeric, red chili powder made into paste and stuffed inside a roll of green leaves. ", "The dasheen: a tropical root crop for the South / [by W.H. Sustainable Agriculture, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 01:55. Petioles burgundy red. Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott (Araceae) Vernacular name: bon Common name: wild taro (English), satoimo (Japanese) An erect, perennial herb, up to 1 m. or taller, storage stem (or corm) solid, cylindrical or spherical, up to 30 by 15 cm., usually brown, with lateral buds located above leaf scars. for Chinese descendant in Indonesia, Taro is best known as perfect pair with Stewed Rice ornate with dried shrimp. "leaf-pancake") a dish with gram flour, tamarind and other spices. In the 1920s, dasheen[nb 1], as it was known, was highly touted by the Secretary of the Florida Department of Agriculture as a valuable crop for growth in muck fields. Closely related to Taro (Calocasia esculenta), but with smaller corms, it is easier to grow because it is hardier than taro; can grow on lighter, poorer soils; and succeeds with less rainfall and lower temperatures[ These stems may also be sun-dried and stored for later use. These signals are usually less distinct in flooded taro cultivation. Most of these herbaceous species in the arum or aroid family (Araceae) that are offered as ornamentals belong to the genera Colocasia, Alocasia, and Xanthosoma, although there are others that have similar appearance and growth habits. Calla lily-like flowers with yellowish-white spathes and spadixes are infrequently produced and usually hidden by the foliage when they do occur. [51] However, 2003 taro production in Hawaii was only 5 million pounds (2,300 t), an all-time low since record-keeping began in 1946. Although pesticides could control both problems to some extent, pesticide use in the loʻi is banned because of the opportunity for chemicals to migrate quickly into streams, and then eventually the sea. Wetland fields produce ten to fifteen times more kalo per acre than dry fields. In Ghana, it substitutes for plantain in making fufu when plantains are out of season. Lū is the Tongan word for the edible leaves of the taro plant (called talo in Tonga), as well as the traditional dish made using them. The plant has rhizomes of different shapes and sizes. The largest Colocasia is C. gigantea 'Thailand Giant' which can have stalks that are 6 inches wide at the base and support leaves that can grow from 2-4 feet long. Origin: India, southeastern Asia Botanical Description: Perennial herb to 1.5 m (4 ft) tall, with thick shoots from a large corm; slender stolons also often produced, along with offshoot corms. Other plant … The Plants Database includes the following 1 species of Colocasia . Corms with flesh which is white throughout are referred to as minty-coco. [36], Taro were carried into the Pacific Islands by Austronesian peoples from around 1300 BC, where they became a staple crop of Polynesians, along with other types of "taros", like Alocasia macrorrhizos, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, and Cyrtosperma merkusii. Bun long is used for making taro chips. The kalo of the earth was the sustenance for the young brother and became the principal food for successive generations. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C and contain more protein than the corms. [26][27][28] However, more recent studies have pointed out that wild taro may have a much larger native distribution than previously believed, and wild breeding types may also likely be indigenous to other parts of Island Southeast Asia. The lengthy growing time of this crop usually confines it as a food during festivities much like Pork although it can be preserved by drying out in the sun and storing it somewhere cool and dry to be enjoyed out of harvesting season. Its green leaves, kochu pata (কচু পাতা), and stem, kochu (কচু), are also eaten as a favorite dish and usually ground to a paste or finely chopped to make shak — but it must be boiled well beforehand. The dish consists of chopped meat, onions, and coconut milk wrapped in a number of taro leaves (lū talo). It is commonly braised with pork or beef. [12][13], Taro is among the most widely grown species in the group of tropical perennial plants that are referred to as "elephant ears" when grown as ornamental plants.[14]. Cocoyam leaves, locally called kontomire in Ghana, are a popular vegetable for local sauces such as palaver sauce and egusi/agushi stew. Hawaiians have traditionally used water irrigation systems to produce kalo. Taro farming in the Hawaiian Islands is challenging because of the difficulties of accessing fresh water. Dishes made of taro include saru besara (taro in mustard and garlic paste). They are triangular-ovate, sub-rounded and mucronate at the apex, with the tip of the basal lobes rounded or sub-rounded. Boiled bal is a snack at lunch along with chutney or hot chili-flakes besides being cooked as a main dish along with smoked or dried meat, beans, and mustard leaves. Common Name(s): Wild taro, dasheen, coco yam. 'Fontanesii', a purple-leaved triploid from Sri Lanka, is commonly cultivated as an ornamental. It is of particular concern in south-eastern Queensland, where it invades waterways and wetlands and replaces native aquatic plants. In Macaronesia this plant has become naturalized, probably as a result of the Portuguese discoveries and is frequently used in the macaronesian diet as an important carb source. Harvesting is usually done by hand tools, even in mechanized production systems. [43], It is a food staple in African, Oceanic and South Asian cultures.[25]. Colocasia antiquorum esculenta (L.) Schott. Taro is cultivated and eaten by the Tharu people in the Inner Terai as well. The famous Hawaiian staple poi is made by mashing steamed taro roots with water. Leaf decoction promotes menstruation and when combined with other plants, relieves stomach pain and treats cysts. Sun-dried taro leaves are later used in broth and stews. It is widely available and is eaten in many forms, either baked, boiled, or cooked into a curry with hilsa or with fermented soybeans called hawai-zaar. Similar taro varieties include giant taro (Alocasia macrorrhizos), swamp taro (Cyrtosperma merkusii), and arrowleaf elephant's ear (Xanthosoma sagittifolium). A non-native apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata) is a major culprit along with a plant rot disease traced to a newly identified species of fungus in the genus Phytophthora that now affects kalo crops throughout Hawaii. When growing plants in garden soils, provide regular moisture, especially during dry summer periods, and do not allow soils to dry out. antiquorum (Schott) F. T. Hubb. Colocasia esculenta has other names in different languages. For maximum yields, the water level should be controlled so that the base of the plant is always under water. Alocasia dussii Dammer; Alocasia illustris W. Bull; Aron colocasium (L.) St.-Lag. The taro is steamed and then mashed into a thick paste, which forms the base of the dessert. The leaves are also sauteed with onions, hot pepper and garlic til they are melted to make a dish called "bhaji". Large taro leaves are used as an alternative to an umbrella when unexpected rain occurs. Similar dishes are prepared from the long root-like structures called kosu thuri. The wrapping is inedible ti leaves (Hawaiian: lau ki). [5] It's 芋 (POJ: ō) or 芋頭 (ō-á) in Taiwanese;[6] and vasa in Paiwan, and tali in Amis. Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott. It is also an indispensable ingredient in preparing dalma, an Odia cuisine staple (vegetables cooked with dal). In Pakistan, taro or eddoe or arvi is a very common dish served with or without gravy; a popular dish is arvi gosht, which includes beef, lamb or mutton. In northern Lebanon, it is known as a potato with the name borshoushi (el-orse borshushi). [definition needed] Then steamed and in small portions and then fried. It is considered a hard-to-make delicacy, not only because of the tedious preparation but the consistency and flavour that the taro must reach. In Himachal Pradesh, in northern India, taro corms are known as ghandyali, and the plant is known as kachalu in the Kangra and Mandi districts. Bishop Museum, n.d. It is sometimes called the Polynesian potato. The leaves are rolled along with gram flour batter and then fried or steamed to make a dish called Pakora, which is finished by tempering with red chilies and carrom (ajwain) seeds. Kalo is a traditional staple of the native cuisine of Hawaii. A tall-growing variety of taro is extensively used on the western coast of India to make patrode, patrade, or patrada (lit. The stalk, zuiki [ja], can also be prepared a number of ways, depending on the variety.[61]. Warm, stagnant water causes basal rotting. The flower is a spathe, yellow in colour, and fused along the stalk. 1999. Corms of the small, round variety are peeled and boiled, then sold either frozen, bagged in their own liquids, or canned. In Hawaii, kalo is farmed under either dryland or wetland conditions. with the addition of peeled and diced corms as thickener. The leaves of the taro plant also feature prominently in Polynesian cooking, especially as edible wrappings for dishes such as Hawaiian laulau, Fijian and Samoan palusami (wrapped around onions and coconut milk), and Tongan lupulu (wrapped corned beef). A lo'i specifically denotes wetland kalo growing, not dry land. It is also widely grown like rice around the world for its large edible, starchy tubers and is an important food source. Taro leaves are also eaten as a delicacy, cooked with coconut milk, onion, and meat or fish. Roots are mixed with dried fish and turmeric, then dried in cakes called sidhara which are curried with radish, chili, garlic and other spices to accompany rice. Hawaiian kalo. Colocasia colocasia (L.) Huth. However, the toxin can be minimized and the tuber rendered palatable by cooking,[48] or by steeping in cold water overnight. Taro root is consumed in the south of Spain. It is cultivated mainly as a root vegetable thanks to its edible corms. Gathi kochu (taro variety) are very popular and used to make a thick curry called gathi kochur dal. The traditional staple however is the Swamp Taro known as Pulaka or Babai, a distant relative of the Taro but with a very long growing phase (3-5 years), larger and denser corms and coarser leaves. Wild taro, dasheen. The stem is used to cook kochur saag with fried hilsha (ilish) head or boiled chhola (chickpea), often eaten as a starter with hot rice. Species Overview. Sri Lankans eat corms after boiling them or making them into a curry with coconut milk. The crop attains maturity within six to twelve months after planting in dry-land cultivation and after twelve to fifteen months in wetland cultivation. Sindhis call it kachaloo; they fry it, compress it, and re-fry it to make a dish called tuk which complements Sindhi curry. Arum peltatum Lam. It is often used as a substitute for potato. They are the most important and the most preferred among the four, because they were less likely to contain the irritating raphides present in the other plants. 2007. Taros are often prepared like potatoes, eaten boiled, stewed or mashed, generally with salt and sometimes garlic as a condiment, as part of a meal (most often lunch or dinner). In Uttarakhand and neighboring Nepal, taro is considered a healthy food and is cooked in a variety of ways. The Hawaii Agricultural Statistics Service determined the 10-year median production of kalo in Hawaii to be about 6.1 million pounds (2,800 t). The previous low of 1997 was 5.5 million pounds (2,500 t). Today it is known as kolokas in Turkish or kolokasi (κολοκάσι) in Greek, which comes from the Ancient Greek name κολοκάσιον (kolokasion) for lotus root. The crop is harvested when the plant height decreases and the leaves turn yellow. 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Satoimo has been propagated in Southeast Asia since the late Jōmon period. The corms are sliced and fried to make chips and are also used to prepare varieties of sweets.[70]. Ocumo without the Chinese denomination is a tuber from the same family, but without taro's inside purplish color. Elephant ears is the common name for a group of tropical perennial plants grown for their large, heart-shaped leaves. It is boiled in a tomato sauce or cooked with meat, beans and chickpeas. [77], It is also used for anthocyanin study experiments, especially with reference to abaxial and adaxial anthocyanic concentration. Etymology Jivan hamro karkala ko pani jastai ho (जीवन हाम्रो कर्कलाको पानी जस्तै हो) means, "Our life is as vulnerable as water stuck in the leaf of taro". One is called khoai sọ, which is smaller in size and more delicious than Khoai môn, and of course, more expensive than khoai môn. [citation needed] In India, it is called arvī (अरबी) in Hindi, kesave (ಕೇಸವೆ) in Kannada, alu (आळू) in Marathi, chempu (சேம்பு) in Tamil, chama (చామ) in Telugu, yendem (ꯌꯦꯟꯗꯦꯝ) in Meitei, venti (वेंटी) in Konkani, chēmbŭ (ചേമ്പ്) in Malayalam, and banakochu (বুনোকচু) in Bangla. The plant is antibacterial and hypotensive. This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in … The spadix is about three fifths as long as the spathe, with flowering parts up to 8 mm (5⁄16 in) in diameter. Taro or arvi is also cooked with chopped spinach. For example, the newer name for a traditional Hawaiian feast (luau) comes from the kalo. This taro plant has saponin-like substances that cause a hot, itchy feeling in the mouth and throat. Ideally, an ahupuaʻa has all the necessities within its borders. They can be prepared in a variety of ways, such as by deep-frying in oil to be eaten on the side with rice, or cooking in a tangy tamarind sauce with spices, onion, and tomato. They include the Niah Caves of Borneo around 10,000 years ago,[31] Ille Cave of Palawan, dated to at least 11,000 year ago;[31][32] Kuk Swamp of New Guinea, dated to between 8250 BC and 7960 BC;[33][34] and Kilu Cave in the Solomon Islands dated to around 28,000 to 20,000 years ago. Pieces of boiled taro with coconut milk are a traditional Thai dessert. Common Name: Elephant Ear, Imperial Taro. Southeastern Asia, India. In Puerto Rico and Cuba, and the Dominican Republic it is sometimes called malanga or yautia. The closely related Xanthosoma species is the base for the popular Surinamese dish, pom. Genus: Colocasia Schott Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott; This species is accepted, and its native range is India to S. China and Sumatera. Taro corms are a food staple in African, Oceanic, and South Asian cultures (similar to yams), and taro is believed to have been one of the earliest cultivated plants. Linnaeus originally described two species, Colocasia esculenta and Colocasia antiquorum, but many later botanists consider them both to be members of a single, very variable species, the correct name for which is Colocasia esculenta. Origin: India, southeastern Asia. [37][38] Taro is also identified as one of the staples of Micronesia, from archaeological evidence dating back to the pre-colonial Latte Period (c. 900 - 1521 AD), indicating that it was also carried by Micronesians when they colonized the islands. In fact, the word for "food" in Urap is a compound of these two words.[60]. Leaves are up to 40 cm × 24.8 cm (15 3⁄4 in × 9 3⁄4 in) and sprout from the rhizome. One is called khoai môn, which is used as a filling in spring rolls, cakes, puddings and sweet soup desserts, smoothies and other desserts. The parcels are called palusami or lu'au. A contemporary Hawaiian diet consists of many tuberous plants, particularly sweet potato and kalo. It is also used to accompany meats in parrillas (barbecue) or fried cured fish where yuca is not available. This species is also commercially grown as a food crop in Hawaii (poi is made from the tubers) where it is commonly called taro.Genus name comes from the Greek word kolokasia used for the root of Nelumbo nucifera.Specific epithet means edible or good to eat. The Hawaiian laulau traditionally contains pork, fish, and lu'au (cooked taro leaf). [63] Raw taro is also often sliced and deep fried and sold in bags as chips (เผือกทอด). Ocumo is the Venezuelan name for malanga, so ocumo chino means "Chinese malanga". The corm is grated into a paste and deep-fried to make a fritter called Acra. These are all left to simmer for a few hours, and the result is a stew-like dish. 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