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  Re: [Aroid-l] Colocasia gigantea
From: brian lee <lbmkjm at yahoo.com> on 2007.03.25 at 18:37:44(15477)
Dear David,

Aloha. I live in Hawaii and eat zuiki or bac ha all
the time. I grow it but never knew the name Colocasia
gigantea. There is a caveat...many plants look just
like this and if you do not get the right plant,
calcium oxalate crystals will assault your mouth.
Also to prep the petioles, one must peel off the outer
skin...which is easily done. It is really delicious
in Vietnamese hot and sour soup. I think it is best
blanched quickly as some clones may have more
calcium...although the Japanese like it raw with
sashimi...raw fish.



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