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:
- 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,