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  • noun Plural form of dasheen.


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  • In Part III (38 mins., beginning the second videotape), he discusses corm-producing aroid species such as tanias, taros, eddoes and dasheens.

    Chapter 24

  • In Hawaii and some of the Polynesian islands the corms of the dasheens are milled and the resultant slurry allowed to ferment to produce

    Chapter 32

  • In the Caribbean, St. Vincent exports 300-400 t of dasheens per year to neighbouring territories.

    Chapter 32

  • There is also a small import trade in dasheens and eddoes by the UK.

    Chapter 32

  • Tonga exported approximately 35 000 t and Western Samoa 3 800 t of dasheens, mainly to New Zealand, a substantial increase from the 1 500 t imported by that country in 1973.

    Chapter 32

  • In general the eddoes are hardier than the dasheens and can be grown in drier conditions on poorer soils.

    Chapter 32

  • Both dasheen and eddoe type corms can be kept in good condition for upwards of 4 weeks in the tropics: thus dasheens with tops attached and minimal wounding, and good quality eddoes, can be stored in pits dug in well-drained soil and lined with leaves, and well-shaded, on trays or in small heaps under houses, or in cellars or barns.

    Chapter 32

  • Most cultivars, particularly the dasheens, contain oxalic acid (0. 1-0.4 per cent fresh weight) mainly in the form of 'raphides', ie bunches of needle-shaped crystals of calcium oxalate embedded in the tissues.

    Chapter 32

  • Promising root crops for the south: yautias, taros and dasheens.

    Chapter 31

  • In the dasheens the central corm is large, cylindrical, up to 35 cm long and 15 cm in diameter, with small side cormels, and it is the central corm that is used for food.

    Chapter 32


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