Exotic Dishes With Cassava

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  1. melvin west

    melvin west New Member

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    Cassava is never a good food and usually used for animals. But in order to survive in the forest where there's basically nothing around, it's perfect for you!
    Cassava is a nutty-flavored, starchy root vegetable or tuber. Native to South America, it's a major source of calories and carbs for people in developing countries. It is grown in tropical regions of the world because of its ability to withstand difficult growing conditions — in fact, it's one of the most drought-tolerant crops. In the United States, cassava is often called yuca and may also be referred to as manioc or Brazilian arrowroot.The most commonly consumed part of cassava is the root, which is very versatile. It can be eaten whole, grated or ground into flour to make bread and crackers.Additionally, cassava root is well known as the raw material that's used to produce tapioca and garri, a product similar to tapioca.

    Cassava will grow in any warm climate, including indoors as a potted plant. Planting is fairly simple. Start with cuttings that are bigger than 1 cm thick and woody colored (no green). Around 1 foot long is a good length. They don’t need to have sprouts coming out, but they do need to have the nodules/nubs on them.

  2. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member

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    We used to grow this in the Territory, but I am not sure how it would go here in New England. No doubt it would do well in the summer months, & perhaps the root would survive our winters.
    Thanks for sharing Melvin, good post.

    PS. If you post any more like this can you please post it in
    Gardening, Plant Propegation, & Farming
    Thank you.

  3. TexDanm

    TexDanm Shadow Dancer

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    I may have to give some of those a try. I think that root crops are the very best for survival gardens because most people don't immediately recognize them as food like the above ground food plants like corn, peas and beans.
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