Cocoyam - Colocasia Esculenta
Cocoyams are herbaceous perennial plants belonging to the family Araceae and are grown primarily for their edible roots.
Cocoyam also known as Taro root, is a nutritious root vegetable that is eaten across the African continent. The Igbos call the ground cocoyam EDE.
The root is peeled and dried, then ground into a fine powder that is then used as a soup or stew thickener.
These roots are known as Yam in Malaysia and Singapore. Other countries know them as Kalo, Dasheen, Edo, Madhumbe, Marope, Magogoya, Arbi, Patra or Godere.
- Called Ede, Taro, Yam, Kalo in different countries
- Great as a stew or soup thickener
- Excellent source of dietary fiber