Canna Achira

Botanic Name Botanic Name Dimension H X W Description Nutritional Advantage
Canna Achira Canna edulis achira 5ft x 3ft Grown for its beautiful red flower and edible starchy tuber, Canna Achira makes a wonderful tropical statement in the perennial vegetable garden. Achira is simply cooked and eaten. Most of the plants, however, are used to produce starch. In this process, the rhizomes are shredded, the grated material dumped into water, and the fibrous pulp separated from the heavy starch by decanting. The starch is then sold for use in foods.Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation, (1989).
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