Tropical Roots
Tropical Roots can be intimidating, most of them have thick, strange looking skin, and long stems with leaves sprouting out of them. Because they grow underground, they absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil. Actually, roots are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables in the world. As a result, they’re not only amazing for your health, but they’re versatile in the kitchen. They are absolutely delicious when prepared properly.

  • Yam Ghana

    $4.99 /pound
    Ghana Yams are closely related to lilies and grasses. Native to Africa and Asia, yams vary in size from that of a small potato to a record 130 pounds Origin: Ghana - Africa Availability: Year-Round  
  • Malanga Coco

    $1.49 each
    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. Origin: Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua Availability: Year-Round
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    Yuca

    $1.79 $1.43 each
    The Yuca root is an excellent source of fiber and vitamins. Yuca may help prevent arthritis in both humans and animals. It may treat particular intestinal infections as well. Origin: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua Availability: Year-Round  
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    Malanga Eddoe

    $1.99 $1.59 each
    Malanga Eddoe Also called Eddoe, this species is native to China and Japan. It can grow in cooler and drier climates, which makes it a suitable crop in parts of North America. The corms are generally smaller and rounder resembling a striped, hairy potato. Origin: Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador Availability: Year-Round  
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    Ginger

    $1.29$4.99 each
    Ginger is the underground root of the ginger plant. It has a firm, striated texture. Its flesh may be yellow, white or red in color and its skin may be thick or thin depending on the plant’s harvesting time. Origin: Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, China Availability: Year-Round  
  • Pumpkin (Arjuna)

    $2.19 /two pounds
    Arjuna Pumpkin is suitable for harvesting either immature green or fully mature red-brown fruit depending on what the market requires. It has proven to be an extremely high yielder with well-developed plants producing three to four fruits. Its flesh is firm, sticky, yellowish orange in color, and tastes excellent. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras Availability: November – March  
  • 8 oz Turmeric Yellow grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes. Indian traditional medicine, called Siddha, has recommended turmeric for medicine. Its use as a coloring agent is not of primary value in South Asian cuisine. Origin: Jamaica Availability: Year-Round  
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    Chayote Green

    $1.19 $0.95 each
    Chayote is a pear shaped, light green squash. It has a creamy white flesh, that becomes cottony as it matures. It is crunchy and very mild with a sweet taste, similar to cucumber. Additionally, it can be consumed raw or cooked. Origin: Costa Rica Availability: Year-Round  
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    Malanga White

    $3.99 $3.19 each
    Malanga White is considered the true Malanga. It is a root vegetable.  The interior has a crisp texture and its color varies from cream to yellow to pink. Origin: Costa Rica, Ecuador Availability: Year-Round  
  • Galanga

    $2.69 each
    1 unit Galanga is a root similar to ginger. They have similar taste and smell; being spicy, peppery, and aromatic. As a result, it's typically used as a flavoring spice in Asian cuisine. Its flesh is ivory to yellow in tone depending on its maturity. Additionally, it aids nausea and stomach cramps. Origin: Dominican Republic, USA Availability: Year-Round
  • Boniato

    $3.99 each
    The Boniato (also called Batata) may be pink, purple, cream, or red. However, its flesh is dry, white, and smooth in texture. It can be baked or roasted and can be served whole or mashed just like a regular baked potato. Origin: USA Availability: Year-Round
  • Yam Yellow

    $6.99 /pound
    Yellow Yam is a versatile vegetable. It can be roasted fried, boiled and baked. You have to be very careful when peeling a yam. If the peeled yam touches your skin it itches a lot.  Yams may be boiled like potatoes as a starch with meals. Origin: Jamaica Availability: Year-Round