The European market for exotic roots and tubers is small but growing. Cassava and yams are the biggest sellers. Volumes of taro, yautia or malanga and other roots that are less well known in the European market, are still very small. The main market are ethnic food shops and restaurants, but increasing interest in exotic vegetables and stimulating consumer awareness of the culinary possibilities can help develop the market channels for exotic roots and tubers.
REFIN S.A. is located in the city of Samborondón – Ecuador which is a suburb of Guayaquil, country’s largest city and main port as well. Commercial operations of our family owned business began in year 1999 based on the partnership of Mr. Harold Müller-Gelinek (+) and Mr. Bernardo Malo, and since then the company has consistently grown always oriented towards providing premium quality tropical products to our off shore customers with whom we constantly work under long term relationship premises.
This production manual covers the following crops: cassava, tannia, taro and boniato. The topics addressed in this manual are the following :
- Seeding and planting
- Fertilizer and lime
- Cultural practices
- Weed management
- Insect management
- Disease management
Caracterización sensorial y análisis de las preferencias de los consumidores de frituras tipo chips de malanga (Colocasia esculenta)