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by 0 · December 21, 2013 at 06:27 AM

I've been intrigued by the many root tubers and corms peoples around the world eat. Recently, I've read about poi in Hawaiian cuisine. Organic taro doesn't seem terribly widespread outside of Hawaii or East Asia, though. Any ideas where to... (more)

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JenJen 0 · December 21, 2013 at 06:27 AM

I don't know about America but in the UK taro is commonly found in South Asian, Caribbean, African and East Asian grocery shops. My city has a lot of those so so I can easily get it. Even Tescos sometimes has taro! Not sure about organic, but... (more)

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by 10920 · December 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM

Cool stuff: Taro and Sweet Potatoes vs. Grain foods in Relation to Health and Dental Decay in Hawaii Taro and Sweet Potato (partial summary of reference 1) Ion chromatography of phytate in roots and tubers. 1) Taro and Sweet Potatoes were... (more)

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paleo12 0 · December 20, 2012 at 03:04 AM

This is quite interesting, I wonder about the phytic acid content of cooked taro. Yucca is soo good with some garlic mojo sauce, mmmm cuban food...

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by 589 · January 03, 2012 at 09:39 PM

I bought some taro root to experiment with. These were frozen, and after dethawing were quite soft. I diced them, then put them into a pan with simmering coconut milk for half an hour or so. I added some honey and vanilla extract, then chilled it.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · October 26, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Taro is not truly Paleo. It's a toxic plant, and its root is not edible raw generally. I'd personally avoid Taro.

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by 390 · October 14, 2012 at 06:28 AM

Do you feel hungrier or more satiated on a high carb paleo diet? I'm on a medium carb somewhat eating potatoes, taro, sweet potatoes and cassava.

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Becca_5 0 · October 14, 2012 at 06:28 AM

Yep more carbs make me hungrier.

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by 10170 · February 24, 2011 at 03:20 PM

Yesterday I was at my asian/african food store (for stocking up on shredded coconut, coconut milk, chicken hearts, 10% fat Turkish yoghurt). As usual, I bought some veggies and fruit. And I tried something new: cocoyam or taro. I have never... (more)

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TexasPrimalSurfWahine__TPSW_ 0 · February 24, 2011 at 03:20 PM

You can pound it and ferment it to make poi. The leaves are used in laulau together with pork, pork fat, butter fish, and salt. I love laulau so much that I have seriously contemplated having it shipped in from Hawaii. The poi however, it is... (more)

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by 455 · May 17, 2011 at 06:12 AM

I have been trying out the Perfect Health Diet's recommendation of starch intake. I wanted to try taro and went to an Asian grocery store. I picked up a four pound corm of taro. (They also had smaller corms of taro, but the clerk suggested I... (more)

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lalabomba 0 · May 17, 2011 at 06:12 AM

isn't poi made from taro? I heard poi is very tasty, but I have never tried it.