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I saw this in a recipe on MOM and I wanted to know what it is!


Posted by robyn_smithwick, 1st September 2015


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  • Cassava is a root vegetable. It is the underground part of the cassava shrub, which has the Latin name Manihot esculenta. Like potatoes and yams, it is a tuber crop. Cassava roots have a similar shape to sweet potatoes. People can also eat the leaves of the cassava plant.

    It is commonly sliced and then baked or roasted, similar to the way you would prepare a potato. Additionally, cassava root can be mashed or mixed in with stir-fries, omelets and soups. It’s also sometimes ground into flour and used in bread and crackers. You can even bake cassava cake with it :)


  • I also had no idea what it was!


  • There are so many knowledgable moms on here huh!


  • Gosh I thought it was an ice cream! You learn so much on this site.


  • thank you for letting me know.


  • I know what cassava is. Im growing some in my garden. It is edible. Taste a bit like taro.


  • I now know what a cassava is yes – thank you


  • I am sure we will find out soon enough! lol!!


  • As far as I know it is a root vegetable that is used heavily throughout the Pacific islands. My other thought is that it is an iced confection. I am confused – an answer to this question is eagerly anticipated.


  • I am looking forward to the answer to my question.


  • They say you learn something new every day, and thus is my new thing, I now know what a cassava is thank you


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