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2 of 3. Taro Patch - Shows the traditional methods that the Hawaiian's grew taro. Similar to the Irish potato and sometimes called the potato of the humid tropics. Taro is has a higher proportion of protein and is 98% digestible. Taro is excellent for people with digestive problem and is often used in infant formulae and canned baby foods. Unlike the commercial production of potatoes and other starch crops, the production of taro is labor intensive and only produced by small farms in limited quantities.