Tania - Coming soon
Tannias are rather large coarse root crops that can reach a height of about 2 meters. This is why they are commonly confused with other root crops such as cassava, yams and dasheens. Tannias do best in tropical conditions, but can be grown over a fairly wide range of climates. They are normally considered to be mature within 9 - 12 months after planting, although a crop can sometimes be obtained after 6 months.
The starchy corms of the tannia are important in the diet of many tropical countries. They are boiled, baked, or parboiled and fried in oil. In West Africa, the tubers are most times ground to produce "fufu" for use in stews and soups.