Callaloo. A generic name given to large green leafy tops of the taro and malanga families of edible tubers which include dasheen, eddo and tannia or coco yam as well as callalloo, elephant’s ear, African/Chinese/Indian spinach, Surinam amaranth, etc., any of which may be used in a West Indian soup called callaloo. It is treated in the same way as spinach, while in Africa it is made into a soup with milk, okra, salt pork, spices and coconut milk. It is often stewed in oil with spices.

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