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Australian Boab seedlings as a root vegetable.

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pagnr:
Indigenous Australians used the swollen taproot of Boab seedlings as a vegetable.
In recent years this has become more widely recognised, and commercially grown.

https://www.abc.net.au/tv/pohskitchen/stories/s3345483.htm
Baby boab roots are the tap root of the tree when itís just a seedling. The roots grow like a carrot, and the texture of the tuber is similar to water chestnuts.
They are crisp and white, with a sweet delicate flavour. They are best served raw, or lightly cooked, and can be used in salads, stir-fry and soups, or julienned for dips.
Boab leaves are also edible; they have a nutty flavour and can be used in salads, soups and stir-fries, or as a garnish. Poh used them in her boab pickle.


http://www.ausbushfoods.com/bushfoodsonline/news/Boab.htm

Galatians522:
Wow! That is really neat! Not many people know it, but there are reports that the similar tap root on our native live oak seedlings are edible. I have eaten them in small quantities and was surprised that the root was not woody if eaten in the first spring/summer after sprouting. They kindof remind me of tiny carot shaped beets.

cassowary:
Wow, thanks for sharing that!
Will try to get some seeds and see for myself

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