A comparative study of polyphenoloxidases from taro (Colocasia esculenta
) and potato (Solanum tuberosum var.
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 188.8.131.52), 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).
[12.] Darkwa S and AA Darkwa Taro (Colocasia esculenta
): It's Utilization in Food Products in Ghana.
Background and Objective: Colocasia esculenta
is a tropical plant primarily grown for its edible starchy corm.
Results of the assessment show that out of the twenty-five (25) identified plants, they preferred succulent food plants such as Carica papaya, Colocasia esculenta
and Operculina turphetum.
Abakaliki is largely agrarian and grows most common staple food crops spanning from root and cereal to vegetable crops such as yarn (Dioscorea spp), cassava (Manihot spp), maize (Zea mays L.) rice (Oryzae sativa), cocyam (Colocasia esculenta
), vegetables, fruits and rears native livestock for their livelihood.
The growth and yield characteristics of six accessions (Amadumbe 2914, Amadumbe 3053, Amadumbe 43, Amadumbe 56, Amadumbe Amzam 3553/5118 and Amadumbe 2919) of Colocasia esculenta
(taro) were compared in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The vegetable samples collected for this study were Solanum tuberosum (potato), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Allium cepa (onion), Brassica compastris (mustard), Abelmoschus esculanta (lady finger), Colocasia esculenta
(taro), Coriandrum annum (coriander), Allium sativum (garlic), Spinacia oleracea (spinach), Lycopersicum esculentum (tomato), Capsicum annum (chilli), Daucus carota (carrot) and Cucumis sativus (cucumber).