YUCA CASSAVA (MANIHOT) - powder (flour) - 100g
Yuka (yucca flour - cassava) - the type of shrubs and perennials from the family of Euphorbiaceae. It comes from South and Central America and has been cultivated there as well as in Africa.
Brazilian Indians began its cultivation in 3000 BC. In the sixteenth century it came to Africa and Indonesia. In the temperate climate it is so popular a potato in Europe.
The utilized part is brown on the outside. Inside the root bulb is white or yellowish
- 20-40% of starch,
The bulbs are subjected to friction or grinding and the resulting mass is roasted and dried. Flour obtained in this way (also called cassava) is used for the preparation and seasoning of various dishes.
Cassava bulbs contain a natural hormone 'phytoestrogen' (similar to human estrogen), which stimulates the ovaries to produce increased amounts of ova (hyperovulation). It is believed that eating the plant can be a natural way to increase fertility and increase your chances of conceiving twins.
Ground root has also become a popular part of the diet of athletes as it reduces fatigue and improves physical performance.