There are nine standard varieties of tuber crops including cassava, yam, potato, sweet potato and aroids, such as carrots and turnips. Some tuber crops, such as yams and potatoes, are umbrella categories that contain a n... More »

Experts group major food crops in Asia into several categories, including rice, tree crops, vegetables, roots and tubers, maize, grains, legumes, sugarcane, coconuts and fruits. Asians grow many different types of foodst... More »

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