Yautia Lila (Malanga Lila)

  • PLU # 4834
Pack size
  • 36Lb
  • 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
Quality specifications
  • 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