The Caribbean Dictionary

dasheen
2 definitions
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Noun
Taro - plant used primarily for its edible root and leaves.
Synonyms
eddoe
Tags
food
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dasheendasheen
Noun
The edible leaves of the taro plant.
Tags
plant, food
Pictures
dasheendasheen
Jacqueline Aug 16, 2013
Not usually a local Barbadian food choice. Eaten more by persons from the other Eastern Caribbean (St. Vincent, St. Lucia) and Trinidad and Jamaica.
Cindy Mar 02, 2014
In Grenada we call the leaves from this plant callaloo and the edible root dasheen
Manuela Mar 18, 2016
The second picture above is not of a dasheen plant but is of a coco plant - a much smaller vegetable - (the dasheen plant has a red colour in middle and stem of leaves (as is evident inthe first photo) and the coco plant is pure green). Not sure whether the coco leaves are edible. Not all St Lucians eat the leaves of the dasheen plant.
Abullah Corrion Sep 29, 2016
This plant is not dasheen but it is the family of dasheen in the center of the dasheen leaf is a redish spot where by you can either cook the leaf or ever dig up the dasheen itself and cook it some of the other family plants are edoes, tanya and as we say wild dasheen that you can't eat.
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