Yaut’a or Yautia refers to a tuber found in the Caribbean which is a member of the taro root family. The Yaut’a has the size of a potato, but more pear-shaped. It has a brown fuzzy outer skin. The flesh is white and slimy and is custard-like when cooked. It is one of the most natural thickeners, used to thicken soups, stews, and bean dishes. A variety of Yaut'a is called Mora, a purple-colored one. Yaut'a is also known as Tannia.