Yams

Taro – Magimbi

I do feel very sad these days when I visit home (Dar Es Salaam). Because I have noticed that some of our staple foods are disappearing from the market. I do not see Taro (magimbi) in vegetable and food stands anymore.

Taro fries – Chips za magimbi

Taro root is known as magimbi in Swahili; its taste is almost like tropical sweet potatoes. Taro grows in muddy or dry areas. Many countries around the world do eat taro. In East Africa taro is also known as arrow roots. Most of taro roots purchased in USA could be from Hawaii. Some of the…