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Yuca

Yuca

 

Definition:
Yuca is also known as cassava, a root native to South America but now imported from Africa. The root can range from 6 to 12 inches in length and 2-3 inches in diameter. It has a tough brown skin and can be difficult to peel but once peeled it has a white, crisp flesh.
The bitter form of this root is poisonous unless cooked. The sweeter version is used to make tapioca.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Comments (1)

Petals: it is also called Manioc, and flour is prepared since ancient times in the Amazon from this tuber with a wax like bark ... It is often served either fried like potatoes or peeled and boiled with a Mojo, a garlic & lime salsa in Cuba, and the Caribbean Islands.
The yuca was brought to Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and Brazil by the Slave Traders coming from Nigeria, and other west coast African countries. It is also cultivated in the Caribbean and Brazil.
Have a wonderful August,
Margaux.
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