An old variety native to France. its French name is Musque De Provence. Great for cooking.
Big Taro Root
Inventory, 10 lbs : 9.40
This item was last sold on : 08/31/15
Big taro root is available year-round.
Referred to as the potato of the humid tropics, taro is a perennial tropical plant grown for its swollen rootstock and for its leafy vegetation. The plant rarely flowers or seeds and relies on the roots for vegetative propagation. Simply replanting a portion of the rootstock creates a whole new plant.
Depending on the variety, Taro root has the resemblance of sweet potato in shape and the texture of a coconut - its skin course, hairy and knobby with shades of the earth. Its flesh can be stark white or lavender in color. It has a texture similar to a water chestnut. Its flavor is mild and slightly nutty.
A staple of Hawaiian cuisine, taro's starchy corm, or underground stem, is eaten principally as poi, prepared by mashing the cooked corm. Its steamed leaves (lu‘au) and flowers (pua) can be eaten alone, but are generally used in dishes with meats, fish, coconut milk, and other vegetables. It is often made into desserts such as bua loi.
In Hawaii, Taro (kalo) is a vital part of the cultural and agricultural traditions. Prior to western contact, when the population of Hawaii consisted exclusively of Hawaiians, Taro was the major food staple. There were more than 300 recognized forms. Today, although taro shares its role as a staple with rice, potatoes, pasta, and bread, it remains an important crop to Hawaii. It is eaten principally as poi, prepared by mashing the cooked root. It is also grown for table taro and lu'au (leaf production).
Taro is native to southeast Asia and is one of the very first known cultivated vegetables. Taro is cultivated in swampy soils and flooded parcels along with rice and other semi-aquatic crops. It is also cutivated in upland conditions where it relies on rainfall and irrigation. It is widely cultivated today in tropical Africa, China and the Far East. Taro has a global culinary presence though. Over 10% of the world's population uses it as food staple. It is used in cuisines in over forty countries throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, South America, the Caribbean and Pacific islands.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
|Del Mar Country Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-759-5500 x207|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Ballast Point Restaruant - Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-298-2337|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Hopping Pig||San Diego CA||619-546-6424|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Soda & Swine North Park||San Diego CA||619-269-7632|
|Analog||San Diego CA||619-233-1183|
|Cafe Stoked||San Marcos CA||760-212-0953|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Ocean Pacific Grille||San Diego CA||858-699-3821|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-564-8970|
|Na Pali Coast Frozen Organics||San Diego CA||619-405-8291|
|Sushi Lounge on Market Sushi||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Sushi Lounge on Market||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|Pacific Coast Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-794-4632|
|Sushi Lounge on Market- Delivery||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Full Moon||San Diego CA||619-233-3711|
|Searsucker Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Zel's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-0076|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Bernini's Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-454-5013|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Glenbrook Health Center||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1000|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
Recipes that include Big Taro Root. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - LynnwoodNear Alderwood Manor, Washington, United States
2800 196th St SW, Lynnwood 98036
About 177 days ago, 3/08/15
Spotter's comments : Big Taro Root spotted at Whole Foods Market. Delicious in a broth or hot pot. $2.99/lb now at Whole Foods!
Reliance Mart Tolichowki Near Hyderabad, Telangana, India
About 177 days ago, 3/08/15
Minh Canh Near A, Louisiana, United States
About 239 days ago, 1/05/15
Wegman's Near Ashburn, Virginia, United States
About 295 days ago, 11/10/14
L'ami du bistro Near Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico
About 552 days ago, 2/26/14
Mana Deli Bistro Near Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico
About 618 days ago, 12/21/13
Spotter's comments : best place in Dorado Puerto Rico
Farmer's Market Near La Verkin, Utah, United States
About 627 days ago, 12/13/13
Spotter's comments : Big Taro Root spotted at Farmer's Market.
Uwajimaya Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 653 days ago, 11/17/13
Spotter's comments : Big Taro Root spotted at Uwajimaya. Amazing! I just need to figure out how to use it ;)
choices market kelowna Near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
About 670 days ago, 10/31/13
World Foods Supermarket Near Lemon Grove, California, United States
About 679 days ago, 10/22/13
Spotter's comments : Big Taro Root spotted at World Foods Supermarket.