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Cassava And It’s Usefulness In Our Day To Day Living by Chiomaboniface: 4:29pm On Oct 26, 2022
By Thav TV

Cassava is a perennial woody shrub with an edible root, which grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Cassava originated from tropical America and was first introduced into Africa in the Congo basin by the Portuguese around 1558. Today, Cassava supports the livelihood of over 300 million Africans.Cassava is a good source of dietary fibre as well as vitamin C, thiamin, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. The tubers have a mild nutty …Cassava is a vegetable that is a staple ingredient of many diets worldwide. Cassava is equally a good source of nutrients, but people should avoid eating it raw.

It is essential to peel cassava and never eat it raw. It contains dangerous levels of cyanide unless a person cooks it thoroughly before eating it.

Meals that we can make using cassava include:

bread, which can contain cassava flour only or both cassava and wheat flour
french fries
mashed cassava
cassava chips
cassava bread soaked in coconut milk
cassava cake

yuca con mojo, a Cuban dish that combines cassava with a sauce comprising citrus juices, garlic, onion, cilantro, cumin, and oregano
tapioca, which is a common dessert food

Cassava can also be used for feeding of animals,making medications,making of fabrics,papers, ply wood and also bioethanol for production of fuel.


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