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Poi, taro, elephant ears, eating without dying

zippelk
14 years ago

Hi all, I am interested in growing 'elephant ears' to make Poi, a food made from the corm of the taro plant. Taro is Colocasia esculenta and also commonly called elephant ears. But, many other plants go by the name elephant ears, including Xanthosoma and Caladium. Are these others edible as well (when properly prepared, as must taro be)? Or how does one distinguish true C. esculenta? What are the large 'elephant ear' corms sold in the garden section of Wally World (aka Walmart)? thanks

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