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  TARO Home Page
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Taro is a dense and starchy tuber, growing beneath a moisture-loving plant with tall, thick, and fleshy stems, each topped by a very large, lovely triangular leaf.
Because the starch of taro is dense and dry, moist-heat cooking methods, such as boiling and steaming, are much preferred to dry-heat cooking methods, such as baking and roasting.
Taro easily absorbs the flavors of the sauces in which it is cooked and serves as a natural thickening agent to enrich those dishes.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /features/taro.html   (1157 words)

 This Week Magazines - Taro
Taro was their “older brother” who took care of them by flourishing and feeding the entire Hawaiian race.
In a large growth of taro plants, the largest stem is the mother, while the smaller stems around it—cut from the original mother plant—are its children.
Growing taro is a difficult way of life that may eventually disappear, except for the truly dedicated who continue to live life close to the land.
www.thisweek.com /goodies/facts/taro.html   (296 words)

 Taro Information
Taro (from Tahitian), more rarely kalo (from Hawaiian), is a tropical plant grown primarily as a vegetable food for its edible corm, and secondarily as a leaf vegetable.
Taro is typically boiled, stewed, or sliced and fried as tempura.
Taro can be grown in paddy fields or in upland situations where watering is supplied by rainfall or by supplemental irrigation.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Taro   (854 words)

 Ethnobotanical Leaflets
Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), a member of the Araceae family, is an ancient crop grown throughout the humid tropics for its edible corms and leaves, as well as for its traditional uses.
Taro is especially useful to persons allergic to cereals and can be consumed by children who are sensitive to milk.
Although taro corms are a relatively poor source of ascorbic acid and carotene, the carotene content is equivalent to that of cabbage and twice that of potato.
www.siu.edu /~ebl/leaflets/taro.htm   (1708 words)

 Canoe Plants: KALO
Taro, whose scientific name is Colocasia esculenta (or antiquorum) is cultivated both in the uplands as high as 4,000 feet, and in marshy land irrigated by streams.
Taro is often fed to babies as their first whole and natural healthy food, as well as to the elderly, for its ease of digestion and high vitamin content.
Dryland taro was grown in the lower forests where the soil was rich and the rainfall sufficient.
www.tarofestival.org /kalo.html   (1350 words)

 THE POTATO OF THE HUMID TROPICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Colocasia taro is a very common crop for wet soils in the humid tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Basin, wet tropical Africa and Egypt, the West Indies, and certain areas of South America; the yautias (Xanthosoma), close cousins of taro, are native to and grow mostly in the New World.
Taro has leaves that are 1 to 2 meters long with a long, erect petiole and an arrow-shaped blade.
In the Hawaiian Islands, taro was said to have been formed by the union of daughter earth and father sky, before man was born, so taro was honored as superior to man and treasured as the most important food crop.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Colocasia   (823 words)

 Floridata: Colocasia esculenta
Taro, sometimes called the "potato of the tropics," and often called "elephant ears" is a wetland herbaceous perennial with huge elephant ear leaves.
Taro is native to swampy areas in tropical southeastern Asia.
Taro should not be cultivated outdoors in the vicinity of wetlands where it could escape and establish a self sustaining population that would eliminate native species.
www.floridata.com /ref/C/colo_esc.cfm   (1364 words)

 Taro, Food Resource [http://food.oregonstate.edu/], Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Taro and chaya addition negatively affected aroma and flavor descriptors and, consequently, overall acceptability of the noodles.
Taro mucilage was cold water extracted and purified by dispersion and hydrolysis of starch, removal of starch hydrolysate and unconjugated protein.
Compositional analysis of purified cold water soluble taro mucilage (PCWX) showed that galactose and arabinose were the main monosaccharides in the hydrolysate of PCWX and that the main polymer present was an arabinogalactan protein.
food.oregonstate.edu /v/taro.html   (805 words)

 Taro and Ti -- About
One of the oldest varieties of taro grown on the islands, this high quality taro was known as one of the royal taros.
A darkly colored taro of a purple/grey hue, this variety is both beautiful and tasty.
Introduced from China, this taro has a relatively low acridity and is popular for luau leaves and taro chips.
www.taroandti.com /index.php?mode=about   (260 words)

Taro can be grown on a wide range of soil types, however, for best results, use deep, well-drained, friable loams with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5.
Taro is very susceptible to weed competition, especially during the first 3 to 4 months after planting when the leaf canopy is being formed.
Most taro insect pests can be controlled by spraying with diazinon using 2.4 to 4.7 ml/gal of a 48% emulsifiable concentrate or 2.3 to 4.5 g/gal of a 50% wettable powder formulation.
www.green-seeds.com /taro.html   (1212 words)

 Taro Production Guidelines for Kauai
Taro is a very hardy and resilient vegetable which when unwanted in vegetable fields may turn into a bothersome weed.
The wetland or lo'i system, which takes advantage of taro's flood tolerance, was apparently developed early on by Hawaiians to eliminate weed competition and to lower the growing temperature of the corms (the underground storage organ which is actually an underground stem tissue).
For homegardeners and part-time farmers taro is a low-maintenance crop that will maintain a ground cover in the field to reduce soil erosion, and will provide a bountiful harvest at 8 to 10 months after planting.
www.extento.hawaii.edu /Kbase/reports/taro_prod.htm   (1400 words)

 Taro: Food: Ethnobotany: Ahupua'a: Asia-Pacific Digital Library
Hawaiians have an attachment to taro, taro was the first-born and superior to man. This closeness with the taro plant was evident in its impressive cultivation and many uses.
Taro is culturally connected to the people as a root superior and older than the people.
The royal taro of apu wai collected rainwater in the cup-shaped leaves and was considered sacred and pure because it never touched the grounds, thus was used for Hawaiian blessings.
apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu /~ahupuaa/botany/food/taro.htm   (777 words)

 Crop Profiles
Taro is a perennial herb consisting of a cluster of long-petioled, heart-shaped leaves that often reaching 30 cm or more.
Taro is grown on all islands but is concentrated on the islands of Hawaii and Kaua‘i.
After the taro is planted, 2 inches of organic mulch may be applied to suppress emergence of remaining weed seeds.
www.ipmcenters.org /cropprofiles/docs/hitaro.html   (3079 words)

 Tapping the Roots of Taro
In Hawaiian legend, the taro, or kalo plant originated when the son of Wakea (Sky Father) and his daughter Ho'ohoukalani was born lifeless and deformed like the gnarled root of a plant.
But cultivating taro is hard work requiring nine months growing time before it can be harvested, and as Islanders began working in new industries and their eating habits changed, production dwindled.
Vincent and other valley taro growers, such as John and Margaret Loo and Kia Fronda (who welcomes school children to learn the old ways of planting in his seven-acre patch), supply taro corms and lu'au leaves to the fancy resorts along the Kohala Coast to be used in regional cuisine.
www.coffeetimes.com /taro2.htm   (927 words)

 Leaflet No. 1 - Revised 1992 - Taro
Taro, talo, dalo, dago, aba, angel, aro, ma - these are all names for the plant that has helped provide good nutrition to South Pacific Islanders for hundreds of years.
Taro leaves contain a large amount of Vitamin A, which is needed for proper growth, healthy eyes and protection from disease.
Taro leaves can also be kept in a refrigerator or cooler; put them in a clear plastic bag with a few holes in it.
www.fao.org /WAIRdocs/x5425e/x5425e01.htm   (2083 words)

 UMass Fencing, Taro Yamashita   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Taro competed for Brown University in both foil and epee from 1990-1994, where he was also the team captain or co-captain from 1992-1994.
Taro was the first ever Northeast Fencing Conference Individual Epee Champion in 1994 with a league record of 29-1, and finished 3rd in the New England Championships in 1994.
Taro has been ranked as high as #302 in the world and as high as #34 in the US National rankings for men's epee.
www.umass.edu /rso/fencing/roster/tyamashita.html   (378 words)

 Taro Root - Glossary - Hormel Foods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With a length that can vary from less than 5 inches to over 12 inches, Taro is typically covered with a brown, hairy skin covering a smooth flesh that may be very white, grayish-white or cream colored and is sometimes marked with small dark specks.
Taro can be cooked in the same manner as a potato, including baking, boiling, frying, steaming, and sautéing, and has a nut-like, potato flavor.
Taro is available throughout the year in both specialty stores and general food markets.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=34749&catitemid=   (270 words)

 The Spirit of 'Ohana and the Polynesian Voyagers
Since there were 84 types of taro, some varieties were offered to Hawaiian gods, others were kapu (sacred) to the ali'i (royalty), but there were enough varieties to make poi the mainstay of the Hawaiian diet.
Varieties of taro could be identified by the color of the cormÑgreen, red, white, gray, rose and purple.
Taro gave the Hawaiian poi, and poi was god given, like the 'ohana.
pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu /migrationsohana.html   (1011 words)

 Urashima Taro
Taro stared at the turtle, and to his great surprise he saw that it was the same turtle whose life he had saved by rescuing it from the naughty children a few days before.
Taro did not wish the queen to think him ungrateful for her kindness, but he felt that he must tell her of his desire to return home.
Taro was so lonely he forgot the words of the little queen, and he began to open the chest.
www.darsie.net /talesofwonder/utaro.html   (1561 words)

 Taro Pharmaceutical Industries
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality generic and branded pharmaceuticals, both prescription and over-the-counter, used by patients in countries around the world.
It is the policy of Taro to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including (where applicable) seeking criminal sanctions.
Taro Receives ANDA Approval for Extended Phenytoin Sodium Capsules, USP 100 MG Extended Release Capsules are Generic Equivalent to Pfizer’s Dilantin
www.taro.com   (634 words)

 Kusch Manual Terms of Use
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www.taropharma.com /kusch/terms_of_use.htm   (1376 words)

 Taro--Farmer's Bookshelf
Taro is an important food crop in Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and Asian countries.
Taro can be grown under two distinctly different cultural management systems: upland (dryland) taro planted in nonflooded, rainfed areas, and lowland (wetland) taro grown in waterlogged or flooded fields.
Taro is very susceptible to weed competition, especially during the first 3- 4 months after planting, when the leaf canopy is being formed.
www.ctahr.hawaii.edu /fb/taro/taro.htm   (1205 words)

Taro has been cultivated as a food in many countries within the tropical belt, subtropics, or in countries with a warm climate.
Taro was further differentiated into wetland or upland types.
There are small plantings of the wetland type for commercial poi production and upland taro is confined to the Chinese taro for fresh marketing or for taro chips.
www.hilozoo.com /plants/PO_taro.htm   (119 words)

 >USDA, NASS, Hawaii Field Office: Hawaii Taro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Taro production was hindered from the start of 2005 by a second winter of rainy weather.
The bulk of all processed taro, and taro in general, is made into poi.
Taro sold for fresh use is estimated at 100,000 pounds, unchanged from 2004.
www.nass.usda.gov /hi/vegetble/taro.htm   (575 words)

 Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawai`i: KALO
Taro came to Hawai`i Nei with the earliest Polynesian settlers in their canoes and has been cultivated as a staple and staff of life from ancient times in the tropical and subtropical latitudinal band around the earth.
In planting both wetland and dryland taro, the huli, the planting material, consists of a 1/2 inch thick slice of the top of the kalo (corm, from which derives the plant's name) attached to 6 to 10 inches of the leaf-stem.
Mud from the taro patch was used as a fl dye for lauhala and kapa cloth, while some leaf-stem juice yielded red dye.
www.canoeplants.com /kalo.html   (1714 words)

 Taro Recipes
Combine the hot taro with the melted butter, mashing again as you work in the butter.
Clean and chop the taro leaves (pull the stalk out of the leaf and try to remove the central thick veins, then pinch off the tip of the leaf before chopping) In a heavy saucepan cook onions and garlic in oil until soft.
Put about 6 halves (or whole leaves if small) of taro leaves on top of each other in the palm of your left hand (if you are right-handed), making sure the outer leaf is the biggest of all.
www.hawaii.edu /hga/Lessons/maui98/TARO/trecip.htm   (514 words)

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