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Everything about Colocasia :

Colocasia is a group of flowering plants that are used in landscaping and for food too. The plants of this genus comes in 25 species and the common names for these plants are Elephant ear, cocoyam, taro etc. Because of the large floppy leaves of Colocasia plant these are given the name elephant ears.

Throughout the Africa, the Caribbean, and South America these plants are used as food too. The Colocasias tubers are white fleshed with dark colored bark. The Hawaiian food Poi is made from these tubers of colocasia.

Some of the health benefits of Colocasia are:

1. Cancer prevention

2. It consists of good amount of potassium that helps in reducing cramps

3. It boosts the Vision

4. It prevents bone loss

5. It helps in maintaining Dental health

Colocasia also known as

Language Ingredient Name
Bangali Kochu 
Gujarati Alvi 
Hindi Arvi 
Kannada Samagadde 
Malyalam Chembu 
Marathi Alukanda 
Oriya Saru 
Tamil Seppan kizhangu 
Telugu Chamadumpa 

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