(i) Starchy root vegetables (e.g., taro, cassava, plantains, malanga, and yautia
The National Drug Control Dept (DNCD) is investigating shipments of more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine to neighboring Puerto Rico hidden amongst yams and manioc (yautia
) over the last year, reports DR1 Daily News (Dec.
Root vegetables: name, papa (potato), yautia
The malanga, or yautia
, is a root vegetable, (actually a corm with a compressed underground stem), which resembles a yam.
In the produce department, an entire table is devoted to exotic root vegetables and other items, including eddos, yambi, sour oranges, yautia
, calabaza, melanga coco, islena and chayote.
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott es comunmente conocido en Venezuela como ocumo blanco, y como malanga, quequisque, taro o yautia
en las Antillas, Centroamerica y Suramerica.
A pilot program will commence in a few days with an initial shipment to New York of 2,000 boxes of yautia
coco, 500 boxes of name blanco, 600 boxes of limes and 1,000 boxes of yucca.