Are elephant ears edible?

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  1. probie

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    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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    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.

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    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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    Taro

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    always reminds me of
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    These kind are and are soooo devilishly delish!

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