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

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