Malanga Coco

Nutrition Facts: 

Serving size 2/3 cup (85g)
Amount per serving
Calories    90
Calories from Fat    0
Total Fat    0 g
Cholesterol    0 mg
Sodium    10 mg
Total Carbs    23 g
Dietary Fiber    2 g
Sugars    20 g
Protein    1 g
Vit A 0%
Vit C 6%
Calcium 6 %
Iron 2%

Malanga Coco is similar to a yam in appearance and a potato in flavor. This root is commonly used in tropical countries. Malanga is also similar to Taro in texture and appearance but has a woodsy taste with a hint of black walnut. It is usually prepared mashed, baked, boiled, sautéed or deep fried.

Origin
Costa Rica

Who uses it?
Extremely popular in the caribbean.

 

Fun Fact
Malanga has a woodsy taste with  a hint of black walnut.

 

Availability
Year Round