Arracacha facts

Arracacha is a root vegetable inherent to Andean region of South America which is related to celery and carrots. The root possesses white and smooth skin which resembles a large white parsnip or carrot. It has mild flavor similar to cabbage, celery or chestnut. The stems are green along with purple streaks which can be consumed raw or boiled. It is generally cultivated in South America, Central America and Caribbean. The roots are starchy and cultivated as a commercial crop.