Elephant Ears (Taro)
Elephant Ears. Pick-up organised at front gate once purchased.
Growing elephant ear plants is easy. Most of these plants prefer rich, moist soil and can be grown in full sun, but they generally prefer partial shade. Grows quickly. Taro, a starchy, white-fleshed root vegetable, has 30% less fat and more fiber than its cousin, the potato, plus lots of vitamin E. It's native to Southeast Asia and a staple of the Hawaiian diet. ... Always cook taro before eating because raw taro root is toxic. Young taro leaves and stems can be eaten after boiling twice to remove the acrid flavor. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C and contain more protein than the corms. In its raw form, the plant is toxic due to the presence of calcium oxalate, and the presence of needle-shaped raphides in the plant cells