Malanga Coco

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June 4, 2016
April 13, 2016

Malanga Coco

Looking very much like malanga, this potato-like root can range in length from 1 to 2 feet. The flesh is often creamy white and pink. Taro Root, though not very flavorful raw, has a nutty flavor when cooked and is very easy to digest. Used much like a potato, Taro Root can be boiled, fried, or baked, while the edible leaves may be steamed and used just like spinach.

Names: Malanga Coco, Big Taro.

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

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

Varieties: Long

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%

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