Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
- From: Lester Kallus firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 05:08:29 -0400 (EDT)
Perhaps I missed something. I thought earlier that Amorphophallus was classified as having tubers rather than corms. (I know this has been discussed at length in the past but I don't recall the upshot.)
Haven't people been calling the Amorphophallus "things" tubers rather than corms?
Sent: 05/06/03 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] edible corms
> Absolutely! Amorphophallus konjac is an edible corm! Various Amorphophallus
are consumed in Asia, not only the corms but also the very young petiole
and leaf, before they open. You can make a high carb flour from A. konjac.
That leads me to wonder, though, if you harvest the petiole and young
will the corm send up a second leaf or is the growing point now gone and
the corm will die in the ground? The web site I was on referred to people
stir frying the Amorphophallus leaves, but didn't mention any details of
the "farming" operation.
Lester Kallus wrote:
> We all know onions so there's the great example of bulbs and we all know
potatos so we know tubers. I grow Canna so understand rhizomes but have
never thought of an edible example of thizomes. More importantly, though,
is there an edible corm?
> Les Kallus