Cassava, Plants have been used for food
for thousands of years, the leaves can be
cooked for greens, and are a good source
of vitamins and protein , The root is used
like Potato, Yam, or Taro root, -it is
especially good when added to soups and
Taro, [Kalo, Zuiki, luau] has been used for
food for thousands of years, it is very
nutritious and better for you than eating
most of the things “normal people” eat.
It is considered a sacred food to many
people. A combination of the greens and
the corm with a little meat will make a
complete meal, and sustain life
indefinitely, as a survival food.
Taro is the source of Poi an Island food
made from cooked ground Taro corm
[root]. Taro corm can be cooked any
way that Potato can be cooked.
The Leaf must be cooked for at least 15
min. with salt in the water to get rid of
the itch, caused by calcium crystals.Two
tablespoons of salt,- to a gallon of
cooking water is enough.