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Noun1.Colocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taroColocasia - small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
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The patient of blood pressure should avoid eating tandoori roti (as it has soda in it), colocasia, spinach and brinjal.
Giant, heart-shaped colocasia bataviensis leaves make me smile everywhere I walk, but if you're feeling lazy, you can always phone for a buggy to ferry you around, and listen as the wheels crunch gently.
Taro (Colocasia esculenta), locally referred to as 'gabi,' is rich in starch and a good source of dietary fiber.
High oxalate levels are found in Taro (Colocasia esculenta), Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), and Yam (Dioscorea alata) tubers (275-574 mg/100 g fresh weight) (1) Oxalate oxidase (EC, an enzyme found in nature degrades oxalate to hydrogen peroxide and carbon dioxide (2) oxalate oxidase activity has been detected in Barley (3), Beet (4), Maize (5), sorghum (6) and wheat (7) Functionally diverse protein super family known as Cupins, concerned with cell wall, fungal defence, salt tolerance and floral induction are found to possess oxalate oxidase activity (8).
And starchy food items such as potatoes, yam, tapioca or colocasia. Beans and lentils also figure in this list.
[12.] Darkwa S and AA Darkwa Taro (Colocasia esculenta): It's Utilization in Food Products in Ghana.
Alocasia and Colocasia boast bold, arrow-shaped leaves on strong, upright stems.
They are like the leaves of Colocasia that does not allow water to remain on it.
Background and Objective: Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant primarily grown for its edible starchy corm.