Malanga!

By Edible South Florida | January 24, 2012
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Last week I harvested Malanga.  In the past I’ve eaten it only a few times, but have always found it very tasty and easy to cook. Considering potatoes are hard to grow in South Florida because of weather, pest and disease issues, I’ve been wondering if it makes sense to substitute them with malanga; should I plant a significant amount for next season?  My experience growing it this past year has been that the malanga plant is very resistant to both heavy rain and drought as well as most bugs and diseases including parasitic nematodes.  In my research I stumbled upon this very informative paper in the Sarasota IFAS website, which leads me to think malanga is a good idea in many ways.

How do you use malanga?

Article from Edible South Florida at http://ediblesouthflorida.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/malanga
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