The Fuyu variety is one of the most frequently seen persimmons in our markets today. A rare astringent variety of the persimmon is from Israel's Sharon Valley and is named the Sharon persimmon
Oaxacan Green Dent Corn
Oaxacan Green Dent corn is in ancient heirloom variety of Zea mays that is classified as a grain corn, as opposed to a sweet corn.
Big Taro Root
Inventory, 10 lbs : 14.80
This item was last sold on : 11/24/15
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.
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.
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.
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Bistro West||Carlsbad CA||760-431-9195|
|Bernini's Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-454-5013|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Sushi Lounge on Market- Delivery||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Sushi Lounge on Market||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|Roy's San Diego||San Diego CA||619-239-7697|
|Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District||El Cajon CA||619-644-7585|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Sushi Lounge on Market Sushi||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-1582|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-564-8970|
|Barrio Star||San Diego CA||619-501-7827|
|The Craftsman New American Tavern||Encinitas CA||760-415-2380|
|Marriott Gaslamp||San Diego CA||619-696-0234 x6051|
|Westin Gaslamp Quarter||San Diego CA||619-239-2200|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Delta||San Diego CA||510-512-2213|
|Searsucker Downtown||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|Prado at Balboa Park Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-744-3732|
|Full Moon||San Diego CA||619-233-3711|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Zel's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-0076|
|Four Seasons Residence Club||Carlsbad CA||760-603-3700|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Monello||San Diego CA||619-501-0030|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Toast Catering||san diego CA||858-208-9422|
|Croces West||San Diego CA||619-233-4355|
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Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market - LynnwoodNear Alderwood Manor, Washington, United States
2800 196th St SW, Lynnwood 98036
About 262 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 262 days ago, 3/08/15
Minh Canh Near A, Louisiana, United States
About 324 days ago, 1/05/15
Wegman's Near Ashburn, Virginia, United States
About 380 days ago, 11/10/14
L'ami du bistro Near Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico
About 637 days ago, 2/26/14
Mana Deli Bistro Near Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico
About 704 days ago, 12/21/13
Spotter's comments : best place in Dorado Puerto Rico
Farmer's Market Near La Verkin, Utah, United States
About 712 days ago, 12/13/13
Spotter's comments : Big Taro Root spotted at Farmer's Market.