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Name Root

$17.79

For Chefs & Produce Managers
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Quantity/Pack: 5 pounds
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: Costa Rica

Name, has slowly become one of the most important food crops in the world!

Grown throughout the tropics as well as West Africa, China, Korea, the South Pacific, India and the Caribbean, Name is often saved for special occasions and is considered a festival food in Cuba.

Shaped like a long sweet potato, the flesh of Name is creamy or yellow in color while its skin can be light brown, dark brown, or tan. Its flavor is somewhat nutty with a slightly chewy texture similar to a potato. Extremely versatile, Name can be baked, boiled, steamed, scalloped, fried or creamed.

When selecting Melissa’s Name look for well-formed, similarly shaped tubers. Name should be firm and free of cracks or soft spots. The flesh should be juicy, not dry. Store whole in a cool, dark, dry area for up to one week.


The skin of the Name should be scrubbed with a brush under running water prior to use. To easily peel, cut into cubes. With a knife cut out flesh and remove all skin. Place in a bowl of water and lemon juice until ready for use.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd Day.

Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will  not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.