You may say the cassava in your mouth is bitter, but it is only looking at the next one. – African Proverb
Cassava, also known as yuca, is a major food staple in the developing world enjoyed by over half a billion people. This starchy tuberous root (almost entirely carbohydrates) is one of the most drought-resistant crops produced primarily in Nigeria and Thailand. Dried powdered cassava is called tapioca, which many of us are familiar with. Cassava is a low glycemic food that is naturally gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free.
How to Enjoy:
Similar to how you would enjoy a potato: baked, mashed, fried (as chips)
Cooked in desserts
Bake using cassava flour
NOT raw. Raw cassava contains chemicals called cyanogenic glucoside which are toxic, but cooking cassava makes it safe to enjoy.
This post is part of our series Superfoods to Enjoy with Yoso that highlights some of our favourite healthy, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients to enjoy with our dairy-free products.