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Peruvian carrot, Fecula

Umbelliferae Arracacia xanthorrhiza Bancr.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

Perennial herb much grown in North South America for its edible tuberous root. These tuberous roots have branches or lobes the size of carrots and are boiled. Roots are parsnip-shaped with a flavor between parsnip and roasted chestnuts.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch