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

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