Originally Posted by Krasas
Is Guybrush supposed to take the whole root? I always assumed that he grabbed a small part of it.
I think, picking up the whole root was the point. It belongs to the cannibals, and Guybrush brings it back. And the inventory is pretty clear on that, too.
This was a pretty obvious bug, anyway. Guybrush did also say, that the crate is empty, while open.