What is Yautia?
Xanthosoma sagittifolium

Family: Araceae
Tannia, Malanga Blanca, Yautia, Cocoyam,
Eddo, Coco, Sato-imo, Japanese Potatoes
Origin: South America

The Xanthosoma species are plants of the tropical rain forest and, although in their Natural habitat they grow under the forest canopy, under cultivation they are usually sown with full exposure to sunlight

They require well-drained soils and do not tolerate the permanent presence of water. The usable parts are the subterranean tuberous stems which have a nutritional value comparable to the potato and are probably easier to digest. There are actually twodifferent malangas: Malanga blanca (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), considered the true malanga, which grows on dry land. The other is malanga amarillo (Colocasia esculenta) which grows in wet bog-like areas. Generally, malanga resembles dasheen (taro) and the elephant-ear plant with large green leaves about 2 feet wide by 2 1/2 feet long. The malanga plant may attain a height of 5 feet or more.

Edible tubers (cormels) are formed in the soil at the base of the plant. A central large tuber (corm) is formed, with a cluster of cormels, grayish brown to black lateral tubers, around it. Malanga are about the size and shape of a regular white potato; they look a little like an overgrown gladiola bulb, because the outside skin of the malanga is brown and somewhat hairy. It generally weighs 1/2 to 2 pounds, but can be heavier. The interior has an extremely crisp texture and can vary in color from cream, yellow or pink. Malanga is often milled into flour, since malanga is probably the most hypoallergenic food in the world. Even persons with extensive allergies should do very well with this flour. The starch grains are the smallest and most easily digested of all complex carbohydrates. Malanga flour is used as a substitute for wheat flour to make cookies, quick breads, and similar items. There are about 1530 calories in one pound of malanga flour. The composition from malanga flour is approximately: 75.5% carbohydrates, 5.1% protein, 1.6% fat,
9.8% fiber, 1.2% water, and 6.8% minerals.

Please Note: We do not use Yautia flour; we only use the fresh natural raw tuber and steamed to be mix with other healthy vegetables for your dog.

Yautia is a healthy food for the digestive system. Dogs love cooked Yautia and it’s very good for them and people too..

This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium and Copper.

Click here to see the nutritional values of Yautia

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