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  Re: [aroid-l] Home Depot!
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.08.14 at 11:36:11(11971)
>From: "ron iles"
>Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
>Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Home Depot!
>Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:37:52 +0100

Dear Ron,
A. konjac and A. paeonefolius (both species are represented in cultivation by several vars.) are MAJOR food crops in Asia, they are cooked/used much like taro root/taro/ potatoes, and processed for starch from which nooles are madebut--- the 'tyoobahs' /'chubas' we speak of were actually the tubers/corms/rhyzomes of Xanthosoma cf. saggitifolium/violacium, sold as a vegge here in S. Florida groceries, and cooked in place of 'Irish' potatoes w/ curried chicken. I did it as part of a presentation on the history of edible aroids for Elizabeth`s Begonia Soc. here in W.P.B., Florida.

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