Malanga Isleña

Green Bananas
July 6, 2016
April 13, 2016

Malanga Isleña


Malanga Islena is similar to a Taro or Cassava, round with horizontal scale like texture. They grow in variety sizes in roundness.  Having a woodsy taste and a hint of black walnut flavor. They are a root commonly used in tropical countries, much like the potato is used in temperate climates regions. Especially common in Cuba and Puerto Rico, it is typically deep-fried as fritters or chips. It can also be mashed, baked, boiled, or sautéed.

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.

Varieties: Isleña

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 85
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.