Malanga Blanca

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Malanga Blanca

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Malanga Blanca, similar to a yam in appearance and a potato in flavor, is a root commonly used in tropical countries, much like the potato is used in temperate climates regions.

Malanga is also similar in texture and appearance to the taro and cassava, but has a woodsy taste with a hint of black walnut.. Especially common in Cuba and Puerto Rico, it is typically deep-fried as fritters or chips. It can also prepared mashed, baked, boiled, or sautéed.

J&C Enterprises, Inc. also carries Malanga Lila.

Names: Malanga, Yautia, Cocoyam, Tanier, Tannia.

Source: Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Santo Domingo, and Florida.

Handling: Stored at approximately 50°F in relatively dry environment.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.