Calalou (colocasia esculenta) is a German word for taro. Taro, is widely grown in the tropics for food and as an ornamental planting. The edible tubers are used in Poi and the young shoots are blanched and used as a winter vegetable. Young taro leaves are cooked and eaten like spinach in many regions, and young shoots are sometimes forced and blanched in the dark to produce a vegetable that tastes something like mushrooms.

Related Articles

Alugbati / Alogbati ■■■■■■
Alugbati / Alogbati: Alugbati called in English as Malabar spinach refers to a red-stemmed vine that . . . Read More
Spinach ■■■■■■
Indian: CheeraSpinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an edible flowering plant in the family of Amaranthaceae. . . . Read More
Matjeshering ■■■■■
Matjeshering refers to a German food made of young salted herring, a kind of fish. It is usually eaten . . . Read More
Kuhol ■■■■■
Kuhol is the Filipino word for edible snails known as Escargot in French and Schneken in German. Kuhol . . . Read More
Holzspieß ■■■■■
Holzspieß also spelled as Holzspiess is a German word for wooden spit used to stick food, like meat . . . Read More
Takokak ■■■■■
Takokak is the Indonesian word for "eggplant" or "aubegine", a kind of vegetable used all over in all . . . Read More
Knäcke / Knaeke ■■■■■
Knäcke / Knaeke refers to a crisp bread generally made from rye flour. It can be eaten with a spread . . . Read More
Talbos ng Kamote ■■■■■
Talbos ng Kamote is a Filipino word that means leaves of sweet potato. Talbos ng Kamote also means young . . . Read More
Talbos ■■■■■
Talbos is the Filipino generic name for "young tips of edible leaves", such as Talbos ng Kamote young . . . Read More
Potato ■■■■■
The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Nightshade family. . . . Read More