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    Default Are elephant ears edible?

    where i live we have a multitude of the plant that we call elephant ears, it grows in bunches, has tapering stalks, and a big leaf shaped like an elephants ear

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    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...084616357.html

    This source states that some plants that also go by the name of Elephant Ears are NOT edible.
    So be sure you positively ID the plants, species wise, before you prepare the corms/bulbs/tubers.

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    BTW the plants called poi, taro, and various other similar plants are edible after preparing the roots/tubers, which (I believe) are pounded into a pulp, which is then washed in several changes of water to remove the poison.

    Done properly, it provides carbohydrates to the populations of tropical countries.

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    Hey Buddy, are you thinkin of Burdock? We used to call em elaphant ears when we were kids.



    The root or tubar of the plant can be eaten. You should look for first year growth plants, the roots will be more palatable. I would suggest cookin them in 2-3 water changes before consumption
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    Mac he's thinking of the Taro plant, it's a tropical plant with large edible tubers.
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    Default Taro



    always reminds me of

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    These kind are and are soooo devilishly delish!


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