Posted: 17/11/2013 at 18:45
What are ocas?
Ocas (Oxalis tuberosa) is extensively cultivated in Peru and Bolivia. It is also grown commercially in New Zealand where it is known as yam, and grows very well in the UK and Ireland. It has small edible tubers which are washed, and can then be boiled, roasted, stir fried, or even eaten raw in salads. The tubers have a pleasant sweet/ tangy flavour, Leaves are also edible, with a tangy flavour similar to that of sorrel. Indeed, ocas belong to the Wood sorrel family.
Mine are about 3 inches long so will be eating them soon and I will report back as its all new to me