Malanga is a root vegetable popular in the tropics and South America. In Florida, Malanga is the most popular form of cocoyam. Malanga Blanca is considered the true Malanga, which grows on dry land.
Malanga is about the size and shape of a regular white potato and its outside skin is brown and somewhat hairy. The interior has a crisp texture and its color varies from cream to yellow to pink.
Origin: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua