Other names: Malanga (Cocoyam, Yautia)
Availability: All year.
Source: Caribbean, Central America.
Handling Tips: Keep cool. 50°F. and dry.
General Information: Similar to a yam in appearance and a potato in flavor. Used extensively in Cuba and Puerto Rico, it is most often peeled, boiled and eaten. Malanga has a woodsy taste with a hint of black walnut. Enjoy malanga deep-fried on chips or in fritters.