Tubers

 

 

Historically, arrowroot has been used for its medicinal properties Most of its potential health benefits are linked to its starch content and composition

 

The sweet potato or sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, Convolvulaceae Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable[1][2] The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens

 

Water yam is a vigorous, perennial, climbing plant, producing annual stems up to 15 metres long from a very large tuberous rootstock These stems scramble over the ground, or twine into the surrounding vegetation The stem is quadrangular, winged, and twines right-handed

 

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, the Elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum,is a tropical tuber crop grown primarily in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific islands Because of its production potential and popularity as a vegetable in various cuisines, it can be raised as a cash crop Elephant foot yam Elephant foot yam is a remunerative and profitable stem tuber crop

 

Colocasia is a widely available vegetable in our state Some of them are edible, and others are not The scientific name of colocasia is colocasia esculenta

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