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#1 Thu 17 May 07 10:37am

dani.04*

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New Zealand yams, Oca

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I am wondering if anyone can tell me the name given to the oxalis (soursop family) bulbs that are eddible. They are usually roasted, if anyone in Oz konows where I can get some, that would be great

Thanks

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#2 Thu 17 May 07 1:38pm

young mum

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Re: New Zealand yams, Oca

Oxalis is a pretty little plant, often called Sourgrass or Wood Sorrel.

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#3 Fri 18 May 07 8:50am

dani.04*

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Re: New Zealand yams, Oca

Thanks young mum. the one you call sourgrass, with yellow flowers? that is a noxious weed here in oz. there are a lot of varieties of oxalis, one of which is eddible, but i don't recall the name of that perticular variety

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#4 Fri 18 May 07 10:03am

Cindy

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Re: New Zealand yams, Oca

We used to chew on soursobs as kids. Don't think I culd stand the taste now though  lol

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#5 Sun 20 May 07 7:00am

dani.04*

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Re: New Zealand yams, Oca

I have found after a lot of searching found the names given to them.
They are called New Zealand Yams or Oca and are a staple in the Andes. The botanical name is Oxalis Tuberosa. If anyone knows where i can get some in Oz that would be great.

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