Chioca originates from South America where it is known as "Oca." Cultivated high in the Andes Mountains, Chioca has been produced in New Zealand commercially for more than 50 years. Chioca is a unique root vegetable that is high in nutrients; Chioca is high in potassium, low in fat and rich in carbohydrates. Chioca are available in a wide range of colors, including red, yellow and white. Each variety of Chioca has a unique taste and texture. And because the Chioca doesn't require any peeling or cleaning, it is easy to prepare in a variety of ways. Chioca can be enjoyed fresh, roasted, baked or even microwaved.