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Table 2 Ethnobotany of taro in the study areas

From: Causes and suggested remedies to taro endangerment in four regions of Ghana

Item Responses Respondent's region of residence Total
   Ashanti Bono Western Eastern  
Local name 5 min 0 0 3 0 3
Asu kooko 0 49 0 0 49
Brobe 12 0 0 46 58
Antwebo 0 0 46 0 46
Kooko 38 1 1 4 44
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Uses Food 50 50 50 50 200
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Parts used Corm 40 40 41 40 161
Leaves 0 0 0 0 0
Corm and leaves 10 10 9 10 39
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Period of usage Rainy season 0 0 0 0 0
Whenever available 42 40 48 45 175
Dry season 8 10 2 5 25
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Cooking methods Boiling 45 50 30 37 162
Frying 1 0 2 2 5
Boiling and frying 4 0 18 11 33
Total 50 50 50 50 200
Recipes of taro Ampesi 17 20 12 15 64
Ampesi and taro chips 4 0 13 9 26
Puree 2 0 4 3 9
Puree and Ampesi 26 30 14 19 89
Puree, Ampesi and taro chips 0 0 5 2 7
Taro chips 1 0 2 2 5
Total 50 50 50 50 200