Yautia Lila (Malanga Lila)
- PLU # 4834
- Light brown tuber with a tapered end. Tastes like most similar to a potato but has a woodsy taste with a hint of black walnut. Especially common in Cuba(called malanga lila) and Puerto Rico
- Yautia Lila is usually prepared mashed, baked, boiled or sautéed. It is commonly used in soups and stews. It is also deep-fried as fritters or chips.
- Caribbean (Haitians and Jamaicans), Central America, Africa
Country of origin
- Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic
- Color – Light to dark Brown with a reddish skin
- Cleanliness – Must be clean (no dirt, spotting, dust, or any other foreign material).
- Other – Can have no breaks, or mechanical damage.
- Defects – Softness, commonly starts at the tip feeling rubbery, next it will dry out
Display and storage
- Storage- 35-45 degrees, dry environment
- Display- Room temperature
- Shelf life- 6-10 days