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