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Nutrition Information

Malanga Lila

It was first cultivated in tropical America, and spread to Africa in the mid 1800s, and is also grown in the Philippines. They are especially popular in Cuba (malanga) and Puerto Rico (yautia). Malanga lila has more flavor than most other starchy tropical tubers, and its taste is earthy, and has been described as more like nuts than potatoes.

 

Sources: USDA.gov/AMS

Tropical American aroid, which has edible tubers that are cooked or eaten like yams or potatoes.This plant is related to Taro and is extensively cultivated in the West Indies and other tropical countries for the edible cormandcormels. On certain varieties the young leaves and main stems (madre) are also used as pot herbs. The leaves are large, 1 to 2 feet long, broad arrow in shape, borne on long petioles radiating from the “mother” or large corm.

 

Sources: The Proudce Blue Book

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2/3 cup (85g)

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 0Calories 90

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0g 0%

   Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 10mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%

   Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

   Sugars 0g

Protein 1g

 

Vitamin A 0%  Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 6%  Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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