Yautia White (Malanga Blanca)
- PLU #4839
- 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 (Also called Malanga) and Puerto Rico
- White Yautia 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.
- South America (Ecuador), Caribbean (Cuban, Puerto Rican, Haitians and Jamaicans), Africans
Country of origin
- Costa Rica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic
- Color – Light to dark Brown
- Cleanliness – Must be clean (no dirt, spotting, dust, or any other foreign material).
- Other – Can have no scarring, cracks, splits, or 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