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Yuca, pronounced YOO-ka, They look very much like its close cousins the yam and potato, with a rough, bark-like skin that must be removed by grating or peeling. You can make french fries from them just like potato. One of main igredients in Tapioca .

What it tastes like: The starchy flesh of the yuca root is a light white or cream color with a grainy texture similar to potatoes. The meaty flesh is often described as having a mild, sweet, somewhat nutty taste.

Other benefits of Yuca include:
  • Gluten-free
  • Improves cardiovascular health.
  • Great source of energy (100 grams of raw cassava contains 38 grams of carbohydrates and about 160 kcal)
  • Protects and repairs body tissue.
  • Contains amino acids such as lysine, isoleucine, leucine, valine and abundant arginine, which play an important role in the protection and repair of body tissues.
  • Helps reduce blood cholesterol.
  • Supports the health of bones and teeth.
  • Contains calcium for maintaining healthy bones and teeth
  • B-complex vitamins (i.e folates, pyridoxine, thiamine, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid) which are important for producing metabolic hormones and regulating metabolism in the body.
  • Prevents constipation
  • Supports low blood sugar levels
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Limits neuronal damage in the brain
  • Prevent iron deficiency in the body and therefore anemia,

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