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Where did taro originate from?
What is inulin digested into?
How is cassava reproduced?
A starchy, firm banana is actually a
Helianthus tuberosus
What structure is found under the cortex of a potato?
Where is the highest amount of starch found?
Which vitamin are potatoes high in?
Musa spp (monocot)
80% of sweet potatoes are produced in this country
Potatoes and cassava are in this class
Where did cassava originate?
Who introduced sweet potatoes to Spain?
What causes cyanide to be produced in cassava?
A horizontal stem found above ground is a
How many types of sweet potato are there?
The family which includes, potatoes, tomatoes, tobacco and nightshade
An example of a tuberous root
What chemical is present in wild yams?
Artocarpus altilis
An underground stem which stores food in the stem itself
In what organelle are starches stored?
African slaves in this location used breadfruit as food
What is a difficulty in harvesting yams?
Where were potatoes were domesticated?
What type of pathogen caused the Irish Potato Blight?
Wild yams are which type of storage structure?
What tuber contains high amounts of inulin?
In which country did potatoes become introduced to Europe?
Solanum tuberosum
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Is taro a monocot or dicot?
Yams contain diosgenin, which converts into
A fleshy root which stores nutrients
An example of a stem tuber
The brown spots on bananas are due to
Breadfruit tastes like bread when it is
Dioscorea species
What part of the cattail can be ground into flour?
An example of a corm
A horizontal underground stem is called a
Where is taro popularly eaten today?
Name a producer of cassava
Where are bananas native?
An enlarged storage tip of a rhizome
Manihot esculenta
Are sweet potatoes monocots or dicots?
Colocasia esculenta
'Sweet' and 'bitter' cassava both contain this chemical
The centre of a potato is known as a
What is cassava deficient in?
Yams, Taro and Bananas are in this class
Arrowroot tubers were used by natives to heal this affliction
Ipomoea batatas
What environmental condition is required by cassava to grow?
What mineral is found in high amounts in taro?
Sweet potatoes are rich in this chemical
An underground stem which stores nutrients in leaves
What shape are Solonaceae flowers?
Where is the highest amount of protein found?
Maranta sp

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