Name Variations Edit
- tapioca root
- yuca root
About yuca Edit
Yuca is a white, starchy tropical vegetable that widely grown and consumed in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In many countries, yucca is a dietary staple usually eaten boiled, steamed, and in flour form as thickeners or additional ingredients for noodles, cakes, and pastries.
Yuca can easily be substituted for potatoes in soups and stews and it contains a high amount of vitamin C and carbohydrates. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and contains approximately 120 calories per 1 cup serving.
Yuca is also known as is called mandioca, aipim, or macaxeira in Portuguese, mandio in Guaraní, mogho in Gujarati, balinghoy in Tagalog, and maniok in Danish.