Cassava

Cassava is a root vegetable with either a sweet or bitter taste. It goes by many names such as manioc, yuca, or Brazilian arrowroot.

Quality Check

When selecting cassava, look for a firm root. It should be free of any blemishes and soft spots. The center should be white when you cut them open. If you would like to store cassava, peel it and freeze it. You may also cover it with water and put it in the fridge for up to four days.

Preparation

Cassava is commonly used as tapioca. But it can be used like a potato. You can steam it, mash it, or bake it. However, cassava must be cooked before eating. Raw cassava is toxic.

Also Known As

Manioc

Yuca

Brazilian Arrowroot

Confused With

Yams

Author : Jason Wan
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