Eddoe vs. Taro

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Main Difference

The main difference between Eddoe and Taro is that the Eddoe is a species of plant and Taro is a species of plant, taro

  • Eddoe

    Eddoe or eddo is a tropical vegetable often considered identifiable as the species Colocasia antiquorum, closely related to taro (dasheen, Colocasia esculenta), which is primarily used for its thickened stems (corms). It has smaller corms than taro, and in most cultivars there is an acrid taste that requires careful cooking. The young leaves can also be cooked and eaten, but (unlike taro) they have a somewhat acrid taste.

  • Taro

    Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms. The root vegetable is most commonly known as taro (). It is the most widely cultivated species of several plants in the Araceae family, which are used as vegetables for their corms, leaves, and petioles. Taro corms are a food staple in African, Oceanic and South Asian cultures, and taro is believed to have been one of the earliest cultivated plants.

  • Taro (noun)

    Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.

  • Taro (noun)

    Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.

  • Taro (noun)

    Food from a taro plant.

  • Taro (noun)

    a tropical Asian plant of the arum family which has edible starchy corms and edible fleshy leaves, especially a variety with a large central corm grown as a staple in the Pacific.

  • Taro (noun)

    the corm of the taro plant.

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